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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2014, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Frequent Leg pain

1 yr male GSD. Recently he started getting this leg pain on the rear left leg(No swelling..no pain wen u try to test why he actually has the pain). He limps and lift his legs while walking or standing. Have consulted doctors 4 times in 3 months and every time they give him a couple of injections and pills. But it doesn't seem to work.
I was worried if its the back problem that most GSDs are susceptible to but doctors tell that he doesn't have such a problem but they don't tell me about why he is getting this recurrent pain in his leg or why he is limping so often.

I changed 2 doctors hoping to find some result but it dint seem to work and i am tired of they prescribing feed supplements every time i go with his limping problem.
I don't mind giving him watever they prescribe as long as they take the problem away..Plzzz any suggestions.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2014, 07:22 AM
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The first thing that struck me when I read this was a torn / damaged cruciate ligament. If this is the case, and depending on the severity of it, your dog might need TPLO surgery.

If it's not serious, physio therapy can work, it takes a while for everything to get healthy again.

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Have you tried going to an ortho vet?
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did you check for Pano. Male, gsd, one year -- good place to start.

check the toes . Had a dog with a cracked toe , which takes forever to heal because of the constant use . Did this kind of thing for a while after wild exuberant running the fields with the ploughed ditches . (cracked toe on ridge of hard spiky ice)

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Have either of the vets done xrays? Like mentioned above, toes/wrists etc...can be fractured. When Tuke was younger she'd launch off the top of the deck, a good 5' down trying to clear the stairs. She ended up fracturing toes as a result.
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He does have cracked toes but i dont understand wat pano means...could u plzzz give me more details abt tat
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well there's your answer -- cracked toes .
give them time and give them something with anti inflammatory so that you don't have arthritis setting in .

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@carmspack...thanks for your views..looked up for panostetis..I think all his symptoms fit with what you mentioned...but is there any medicine that I can give him whenever he gets this pain or should I go to doctor everytime it occurs..anyways will consult the vet tomm..hopefully he gives me a gud news of the pain going away soon..
Not able to see this boy in pain every now and then..He is very active fellow and it evidently shows in the house when he is down with a problem..
Hope he recovers soon..

Thank you soo much guys for your valuable inputs..
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vet sort of dropped the ball in not looking for all the simple things first and ruling them out. Sure injections and pills. Injections of what? Pills for what ?

Rule out panosteitis , although this seems to be isolated to this one rear leg , so pano , probably not so much.

Pain can be your friend because it causes you to change your behaviour. Having the dog pain free will allow him to jump around like some happy fool and the injury never mends.

MSM is a natural pain killer .

Putting the paw into a bucket of cold water helps -- you could add Epsom salts but don't let him drink the water .

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