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I have a 3yo male Lagotto Romagnolo. About 6 weeks ago he started limping with his front left foot. Turns out he had something stuck between the fingers(I don’t know the exact name but it was like dry weeds). Took it out and then went to the vet to check if some of it was still stuck, but we had taken it all out. We put medication on his paw to make sure that in case there was a fragment still there, it would get out. But the pain went away, and he was still limping. We went to multiple different vets and no one could figure out what is wrong. The latest vet visit was to see an orthopedic specialist who did X-rays and said there was absolutely nothing wrong with him. He is very lively and energetic, eats and drinks well and is as happy as ever. His limping seems to be the worst after swimming(when he gets tired) and after sleeping. He takes previcox 227 and is fine but when we stop the pills he starts limping. It had been 5 days since he last took it and was doing good, that is until last night he started limping out of nowhere. Now is the next morning and he is fine. We can’t figure out what is wrong. If anyone has a clue I would love to hear from you!
I have videos of him limping a month ago and one from yesterday, if anyone would like to review them I would be glad to send them to an email address!
 

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This may not be particularly helpful, but if previcox helps, then he limps when you stop it, he must be in pain somewhere.

It might not be the obvious places like his foot though. Has his shoulder been examined thoroughly, what about his back? Maybe he has a soft tissue injury that wouldn't show on x-ray?

If you want to post video, you can put them on YouTube and post the links.
 

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This may not be particularly helpful, but if previcox helps, then he limps when you stop it, he must be in pain somewhere.

It might not be the obvious places like his foot though. Has his shoulder been examined thoroughly, what about his back? Maybe he has a soft tissue injury that wouldn't show on x-ray?

If you want to post video, you can put them on YouTube and post the links.
Thank you for your quick reply! Every vet examined his leg thoroughly and came to the conclusion that he felt no pain anywhere. We’ve run out of ideas as to what this may be at this point. No one has suggested that his back may be the problem. If he keeps on limping, I will definitely ask the vet if this is a possibility. I’ve done as you suggested, here are the YouTube links:
 

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I'm no expert but he definitely isn't faking it, is he. Soft tissue injuries take ages to heal though. And if the vets examined him but couldn't find any pain, I wonder if it is pain that only happens when he puts weight on his leg. These are just random thoughts, I'm making guesses.
 

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This may not be particularly helpful, but if previcox helps, then he limps when you stop it, he must be in pain somewhere.

It might not be the obvious places like his foot though. Has his shoulder been examined thoroughly, what about his back? Maybe he has a soft tissue injury that wouldn't show on x-ray?

If you want to post video, you can put them on YouTube and post the links.
Thank you for your quick reply! Every vet examined his leg thoroughly and came to the conclusion that he felt no pain anywhere. We’ve run out of ideas as to what this may be at this point. No one has suggested that his back may be the problem. If he keeps on limping, I will definitely ask the vet if this is a possibility. I’ve done as you suggested, here are the YouTube links:
I'm no expert but he definitely isn't faking it, is he. Soft tissue injuries take ages to heal though. And if the vets examined him but couldn't find any pain, I wonder if it is pain that only happens when he puts weight on his leg. These are just random thoughts, I'm making guesses.
Honestly I have no idea what it is. Right now he walks just fine, but who knows what the situation will be tomorrow. He is definitely not faking it as he has absolutely nothing to gain, in fact because of this I don’t take him swimming which he absolutely loves. I will share any updates to this story in case someone struggles with the same problem
 

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Dogs just don't fake pain, or limps. Something either hurts or is uncomfortable causing him to limp. It could be as simple as something caught between his pads, or something else, but he is definitely feeling some level of discomfort when he limps.
 
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