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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Limping Dog

Please may I ask for some advice?

Our perfectly healthy 3yr old Beagle dog has recently started limping, with one of his rear paws proving of concern. However, he only limps occasionally and all appears perfectly well 95% of the time. When in the park, he runs beautifully. Then, this week, he briefly limped on the other leg!

Our vet has seen him and can find no problem. There are no wounds, no breaks and in every other respect, (feeding, sleeping, etc), he appears healthy, happy and content, but this is worrying my wife and I.

If anyone could shed some light, we'd be grateful?

With thanks.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 03:52 AM
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when your dog limps is it on cold ground because i do know that some times that will irritate their pads but me not being a vet i can't say that is what it is for sure just an idea.

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Have your vet check for luxating patellas, as well. My pug randomly limps and that was indeed his issue.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 10:36 PM
 
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Have you found out what is going on with your dog?
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When he begins limping is there any other odd behavior such as drooling? Next time he does it, check to see if his pupils dilate. My previous dachshund, Louie, had seizures from time to time and would do strange things like limp, back up suddenly with no apparent control of himself, flop over on one side and roll to the other, and various other things. His occurred about once a month and our vet could never find a real reason he had them. They didn't hurt him or bother him and he lived to be about 16.
The dilated pupils are a common sign of a seizure. Louie usually took a long nap and acted really tired afterwards. I hope you can find the cause of it. Next time he starts doing it, watch for some secondary signs of anything else wrong. Does his face look normal (no puckering of lips, etc) and stuff like that. There may not be any, but if you see something like drooling or whatever it will probably help get to the bottom of the issue.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks to all who posted.

Our vet was visited again yesterday, with us asking that Mr jangles be checked for this very condition and whilst he remains unsure, (as it normally affects smaller/toy dogs), low dosage anti inflammatory pills have been prescribed and certainly, for yesterday's walks, no limping was noticed. If this means that our Beagle, Mr Jangles, is feeling better, my wife and I are grateful.

However, it does pose the question as to why our vet didn't think of this himself?

More to follow in a few days.............
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 10:11 AM
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Maybe you should get a second opinion from another vet???

Sometimes it helps to get a second opinion.
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I had a beagle mix who had disc problems in her back. The older she got the worse it got to the point that she dragged her hind end around. The vet told me it's common in beagles and she developed arthritis in her spine. At age 13 we had to have her put down because we could see the pain in her eyes and didn't want to see her suffer. Good luck and keep up with the anti inflammatories.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Have you had the dog checked for hip displasia? one of my rescued german shepherds has hip displasia and she can be waliking perfectly one day but the next she cannot stand up from the pain..it comes and goes
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I had a beagle mix who had disc problems in her back. The older she got the worse it got to the point that she dragged her hind end around. The vet told me it's common in beagles and she developed arthritis in her spine. At age 13 we had to have her put down because we could see the pain in her eyes and didn't want to see her suffer. Good luck and keep up with the anti inflammatories.

Our YEAR OLD corgi had a ruptured disk, she started limping randomly one night and within an hour couldn't move her back half and the first hospital we took her to sent us home because they had no idea what the problem was...we had to take her to a specialist. Since you're dog runs great, it's probably not a ruptured disk, but it could be a problem with the dog's back. Definitely get a second opinion if you didn't get answers...that's what we did and I'm so glad.
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