|09-14-2013 06:33 AM|
|aca5207||Thought I should also ad he sort of crosses his back legs when he walks, weird as that sounds. Whatta mess the poor pooch is.|
|09-14-2013 04:40 AM|
|09-14-2013 04:33 AM|
|09-14-2013 04:30 AM|
|09-13-2013 08:38 AM|
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Your doing the right thing by going to the vet. Make sure you get those areas x-rayed whether the vet wants to or not. It will give you piece of mind knowing one way or the other on the hips. Thing is, we could all takes guesses as to what it could be. But at the end of the day, your still going to have to rely on te vets findings and treat it accordingly. Until you get conformation of exactly what is wrong, don't have him put down yet. It may just be growing pains. There are other culprits as well that cause pain in the bones besides Pano. Cruz just got diagnosed with something I can't spell or pronounce, hydra-somenthing. It's common in young pups and lasts for a few months. Usually in dogs around 7 to 9 months. The condition causes joint pain throughout the body. It's where the bloodvessels get attacked all around the joint areas. The vet thinks it's started by some type of bacterial infection in the body. He also had his blood tested for numerous things. They can see it in the x-rays. The bone area around the joints will be almost translucent or darker or cloudy looking. It's not disabling to my knowledge. Just causes them pain while they have it.
So don't freak out yet. Just get to the vet and take it a step by step.
Sometimes when they have pain, they act out of character and do strange things. Alot of what you listed seems like normal things they do. But maybe pronounced because he doesn't feel well. Cruz does all that stuff but not as frequent.
|09-13-2013 07:41 AM|
Sounds like panesetitis (growing pains) very common with the Breed. My Jake had around 4 bouts of this growing up. The vet prescribed Metacalm for the inflamation in liquid form (put it in his food and codein for the pain. the last time I took him to the vet for this I was lucky enough to have the Vet allow for a refill of the meds without the additional examination. Everytime he would have a bout of this, limping, when standing or sitting one paw wouldn't touch the ground, the symptoms would go away after 2 or 3 days on the meds.
Have his hips x rayed at the same time to rule that out. We had Jake's x rayed and they were fine.
As far as the red rocket, we had jake neutered at 18 months. Before we had that done his red rocket got plenty of fresh air too LOL.
|09-13-2013 07:36 AM|
|Sunstreaked||What's his history?|
|09-13-2013 03:59 AM|
Help! Puppy Legs/Pain
Sorry this is long I am really confused though since he is young.
My puppy has a vet appointment but it isn't for another week and I am so stressed I cannot sleep. The dog is under a year old. Since we got him his back legs seemed off, like he didn't have full control of them they were goofy and sway. He also has a weird slant to his butt that is just very sharp not sloped like my other GSD. The breeder said he was "growing into his legs" Well the past month the dog a handful of times did not sit when I asked so I touched GENTLY, just touched him to remind him, his bottom and instead of sitting he fell to the ground and his hind started shaking uncontrollably. Then he seemingly could not stand and chased his hind legs in circles while laying on the floor. No crying or anything and its lasts UNDER a minute it just feels like a life time. I keep trying to get it on video but it is so fast and random even with a cell phone I haven't yet.
1. I am connecting dots while waiting for his vet appointment. The dog has NEVER sat right. He does what I call the "lazy sit" his legs go out to the side but he almost never sits anyway, just lays. He runs on his own, tries to rough it with my older dog, will climb stairs and last week started thinking he can sit on my couch. He isn't in pain that I can tell unless this happens.
2. He has OCD, he chases his tail. I mean it is really bad. We were instructed to put him down by everyone. We have dumped a ton of money into him and "improved" the condition so that he seems like a happy pup but all day long we are reminding him not to rip his own tail off. I have read this is incurable. MAYBE something is actually wrong with hips and he is displacing it to the tail???? Probably not because he chases tail when he gets happy and excited, but I keep going back to it.
3. Less important. This may be extremely stupid but I have never experience this before. His "red rocket" is always out. Always. It does go in but probably about 80% of the day it is fully extended yet he is NOT humping anything. Is this normal? None of my other dogs ever did this.