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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Limping...sometimes

This dog occaisonally limps but was already diagnosed by a vet to have luxating patella (loose kneecaps) There is no pain on the leg because you can pull it and she'll let you. She does put the leg on the ground when she eats. Has this happened to anyone before?


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I would ask the vet about pain management. Is she licking it at all?

My dog has a sprained paw.. Since he is a hyper active dog (chihuahua mix) it never heals fully before he hurts it again. Now it is a mild sprain and usually doesn't bother him but if he is running around a lot, or rough housing, later in that night he will begin licking his paw, or he will lift it up a lot. I give him a baby aspirin as needed. I would talk to your vet first though.

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Did your vet tell you what grade her knees are at? Usually at grades 2, 3, and 4 the vet will recommend surgery to correct the knee. Did you get the knee Xrayed, to make sure it's luxating patella? I believe that it's sometimes misdiagnosed. You could have your vet refer you to an orthopedic specialist and see what they say.

How old is your dog and what breed?


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Did your vet tell you what grade her knees are at? Usually at grades 2, 3, and 4 the vet will recommend surgery to correct the knee. Did you get the knee Xrayed, to make sure it's luxating patella? I believe that it's sometimes misdiagnosed. You could have your vet refer you to an orthopedic specialist and see what they say.

How old is your dog and what breed?
grade 1, poodle 2yrs old.
She's seeing the vet tomorrow anyway for her annual


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I would ask the vet about pain management. Is she licking it at all?
No she is not licking it


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