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Old 04-24-2012, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there, I have a 6 month old named duke. He is 64 pounds. He has had a limp in his front right leg, he wont put his full weight on it. He got 8 xrays today. Vet said no ED, no Prano, and no abnormalities. He does not wince when the do the hands on physical exam of the leg, and he has full range of motion... Please help? what is wrong with him? thanks for the info
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if it's not ED or Pano, then I have no idea. My girl had Pano when she was about 7 months. It didn't last very long. She didn't have any injuries to her legs and no whining when we touched her legs but she always limped. It eventually went away.

Maybe he has a splinter? Something stuck in his toes? A bug bite? Just throwing things out there. I hope he gets better.
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You might try taking him to a k9 chiropractor if you have a good one in your area.
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I am having the same problem with Sib-2 weeks now--xrays showed nothing but dr seems to believe she has torn the cartilage in her shoulder..He wants me to take her to a specialist for possible surgery...I would do anything to avoid that...She is only 2 years old and I am afraid of shoulder surgery for her..And since it is so close to mothers day , I can't do aything for three more weeks..Hoping she will feel better by then with lots of rest and TLC
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Yeah I think a visit to the ortho specialist is in the works. Hes on the chewable IB for pups but doesnt seem to being any better.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've been going through the same thing with Gracie for over a year.
She gets better then starts limping on her right front leg.
At the last vet exam the Doc got a big reaction from her when
he turned her head to the right and slightly over her shoulder. We now believe that it is not a shoulder injury but a neck problem. X-rays showed nothing. Vet said possible pinched nerve or muscle spasam. Anti-inflamatories and muscle relaxers have helped. I'm looking into Laser therapy and chiropractic also. I'm also doing a light massage of the neck area every day which she seems to enjoy a lot.

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My 11 month old puppy started limping all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago. Next morning he was clearly in a lot of pain. Seemed depressed. Groaned a lot just laying there. Poor pup. It hurt me to see it.

I searched for german shepherd limping front leg and found this and other threads. I kept reading about Pano and thinking it seemed too simple. Called breeder and she said it may be. She's a great breeder and has good lines. Knows what she's talking about. Took him to the vet who said he could do xrays or just try pain meds first. I decided to get the xrays for peace of mind. Hips and elbows looked great. Pano it was! Easy to see on the xray.

I put him on the pain meds and he did much better after a few hours. After three days and very little limping, I took him off the meds to see how he does. Did fine. No more problems so far. Waiting to see if he gets it on a different leg. What a relief though.
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Alot of vets are NOT good about identifying pano. Heck I had one friend with a GSD that the vet said it HAS to be Hip Dysplasia and you need to QUICK get to a surgeon to fix it.

I sent her to my vet and, brace yourself, it was pano. So while my dog's also hurt themselves alot (broken toe anyone???) and it's good to take them to a vet to rule stuff out... also read what you can and watch your dog.

Watch this dog limping

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I think my sascha has pano. Also she doesn't have any appetite to eat her food. The vet said it's normal and she will just eat when she's hungry. For you who have experienced pano with your pups. Is this normal? Did they lose their appetite for food?
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I think my sascha has pano. Also she doesn't have any appetite to eat her food. The vet said it's normal and she will just eat when she's hungry. For you who have experienced pano with your pups. Is this normal? Did they lose their appetite for food?
Gunther is going through it now and he lost his appetite. Since he has to eat with his medicine I mixed a little shredded cheese, gravy, or crumbled crackers in the bowl. These work for us because if the yummy smelling pieces he's after are all mixed in he winds up licking the bowl clean
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