My puppy is limping - please help me!
Iím really hoping for a little advice and praying that someone has come across a similar scenario to what Iím going to explain.
I have a 9 month old Bassett Hound X Cocker Spaniel who has had a sort of lameness in his front left leg when he wakes up or get backs from a walk for about 2 months now, this has today gotten a lot worse. Before you wonder, yes, we have had him at the vet, two in fact as we recently moved home. Both vets recommended Metacam (anti-Inflammatory) for 2 weeks to see if the limp disappeared as unfortunately, he would never limp in front of them.
After going through this process, and not wanting to hold off any further, I requested that my puppy go under anaesthetic to have a x-ray, the current vet was not to happy to since she could not find any need as she could not see the limp. Anyway, the results of the x-ray counted against us and nothing was obvious. I then requested that the x-ray be sent to a specialist. The specialist has also confirmed today that he can see no clear abnormality, injury or joint issues. They now want to do a CT Scan which is going to cost a further 1500.00 pound. Donít get me wrong, if this is going to help sort out my boy, I will without doubt spend the money.
I made a call to my previous vet and explained everything to him, I feel a lot more comfortable seeing this vet as I genuinely feel he has a passion for what he does and my puppy does like him. Im seeing him again tomorrow and will stick with him moving forward, the 1 hour drive is worth it.
Our dog, biscuit doesnít appear to be in pain though.
Anyway, any advise would really be appreciated Ė has you dog or a friends ever come across this sort of issue? I feel like we hitting out head against a brick wall and watching my pup limp is breaking my heart.