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weird limping thing

Postby steptide » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:26 am

my female is roughly about 55-60lbs. she has always been healthy since we've had her. one thing ive noticed lately is when she sleeps or sits down for a long time , she tends to limp a bit on her back legs when she walks. i dont know if her leg is falling alseep or what. if i touch her legs , they dont seem to bother her . anyone have this same issue? my male never does this

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Postby Roxers » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:14 am

How old is she? I sounds kind of like arthritis.

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Postby luckystar02 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:03 am

my 5 year old female lab does this too.....shes a huge couch potato. Does she eventually walk it off? Sophie limps around for a min then shes fine.
thats a good question I've always wondered

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Postby steptide » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:25 am

Roxers wrote:How old is she? I sounds kind of like arthritis.


shes just over a yr

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Postby bahamutt99 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:47 pm

Loki gets this, too. Especially after exercise, she'll nap and then wake up holding her leg in the air. After a few hobbles, she'll usually put her leg down and start walking normally. Her vet checked for an ACL tear, but found none. I've learned to be very careful about Loki's exercise, to keep her off concrete, and we just started her on glucosamine to see if that will help.

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Postby jlphilli » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:59 pm

Sounds like a cruciate tear. Sometimes dogs with partial tears exhibit limping at random times like you described.

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Postby elegy » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:06 am

Luce did that after she partially tore her cruciate. She didn't limp after exercise. She limped after getting off the couch following a nap.


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