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Old 01-28-2019, 12:00 PM
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My Dog leg cramps outside

Hello,

I have a german shepherd and husky mix and he's almost 2 years old. Recently, my area has been getting snow and it has been a bit colder than usual. I would take my dog for his usual walk and unleash him to let him play in the snow. He loves it. However, I noticed his back leg cramping and he would lay down in the snow but he doesn't seem like he's in pain. He would get up moments after and try to walk or run it off.

He never cramps when he's indoors.

Should I be concerned about this? If so, does anyone have any advice or knowledge of what I should do to help him get better.

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Old 01-31-2019, 06:29 AM
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Check his paw pads to make sure they aren't chapped. The colder the weather gets, typically the dryer is gets. It would make it uncomfortable for him, especially if you guys walk across any side walk or road that has been salted.

If his feet are chapped, you can use a pet safe lotion such as musher's wax right before bed and try to keep him from licking his feet for at least ten-fifteen minutes.

My dog is a similar mix and we've been training him to pull, when he started limping we stopped that immediately and brought him indoors terrified it might have been some sort of joint issue though he'd been okayed by the vet for it.

You wanna look for small cracks across the paw pads, especially along the edges for that.

I'd recommend taking him to the vet if that is not the case to make sure your boy doesn't have a more serious problem.
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