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Old 11-26-2016, 11:51 PM
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Limping/Holding Paw

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I have a German Shepherd, he's 1 yr and 3 mos. He's a very active pup.
A few days ago I noticed he started limping on his front left leg, as well as holding his paw up when sitting or standing. We didn't go on any walks in new locations. The only change was he had a friend to play with (a Siberian Husky).

I've massaged his leg, put vaseline on his pads, thoroughly checked for burrs or foreign objects, and checked out his nails (small cracks and dirt, nothing bad).

I'm at a dead end. I don't know what else could be wrong with him except sore or pulled muscles.

Might I add, he still runs around a lot/wants to plau and is very happy although he has a limp.
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Old 11-27-2016, 06:20 AM
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Rest him and a vet trip is in order. He is around the age that this can occur. Bone Inflammation (Panosteitis) in Dogs
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:38 PM
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Our dog has done this several times. She will jump off a chair or??? land wrong, and apparently pull a muscle or something. She limps for a couple of days, not in extreme pain, but gets over it on her own, at least so far. I have never been able to tell exactly what it is that hurts, and have never been able to get her to the Vet before she recovers, so he has not been able to help with any kind of diagnoses. The last time she did this, she limped for a day and a half, got really excited about a dog that walked by our house, ran to the window to let him know this was her turf, and hasn't limped since. Almost like she forgot to limp!
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My dog has experienced this after rough play with another dog, and also after having blood drawn. It lasts a few days but then usually clears up. If your pup limps longer than a day or two, I agree that a vet visit is appropriate. Sending well wishes.
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Agreed, if you have confirmed no foreign objects or bites, and it lasts more than a day or two a vet trip is in order. I hate wasting money but I always err on the side of caution with my pets and take them to the vet sooner rather than later just in case.
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How is your dog?
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