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03-29-2014 08:24 PM
Nigel If it is an ACL injury, it won't heal on its own. With us, we would rest him, then gradually let him go back to some activity only to have the pain/limp return. As others have said, best to have him checked by an ortho.
03-29-2014 08:10 PM
trcy Have them check the ACL. It may be partially torn. If it was blown she wouldn't be using it. My little dog blew out his right ACL he only yelped once, but when he tried to walk there was no support with that leg. His left one is partially torn. The right one was surgically repaired.

From what I understood at the time, torn ACL's don't show up on xrays, but they can usually tell by mensuration.
03-29-2014 07:26 PM
Originally Posted by Gretchen View Post
Did you get pain meds or anti-inflammatory meds?
Did the vet recommend any exercise restriction or rest?
Have you seen an orthopedic vet?
Yes, the vet did give some pain meds and that seems to help. She only recommended that we keep her calm-no playing, etc. But that was a month ago...
And no I have not seen an orthopedic vet so I will check that out, thanks.

Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
Did they check for an ACL tear (cruciate ligament rupture)?
not that I know of.
03-29-2014 07:21 PM
Originally Posted by TigervTeMar View Post
she might still be in pain, and just being stoic about it. try going on a short walk and watching her closely to see if she's favoring a leg. a month may seem awhile but since GS are so smart she may remember hurting herself during the game and so doesn't want to play. see what other members say but take it easy for a little while longer and if it doesn't get better you could try going to the vet again or trying a different one. if there's still no diagnosis try find an alternative game she and rudy could play to maybe work back into play mood

Hope she feels better! and I don't think you're overreacting, an injury followed by a behavior change is nothing to shrug off.
That's what I thought it was too, that she was just being careful to not hurt it again but the next morning after I posted this I let them outside before work and when I went to check on them Honey was whining and limping on one leg. So there has to be something still wrong...
03-29-2014 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
Did they check for an ACL tear (cruciate ligament rupture)?
Yup..find an ortho.

Don't screw around with a regular vet. It's a waste of your money. They should have checked that due to a possible acute injury when they checked that hip so you already have wasted money
03-29-2014 02:24 PM
BowWowMeow This could be a knee or a back issue. You need to find an orthopedic specialist to diagnose the problem.
03-29-2014 02:21 PM
Ygor2012 Hi if you live near DM Ames is close to you,Call there and make a appointment at the vet College@ ISU.

Many vets just throw meds at these kinds of things.
03-28-2014 02:27 AM
middleofnowhere You need to find a different vet for a second opinion. I'd go to someone who does accupuncture & chiropractic or an ortho vet.
03-28-2014 12:55 AM
Nigel Did they check for an ACL tear (cruciate ligament rupture)?
03-28-2014 12:52 AM
Gretchen Did you get pain meds or anti-inflammatory meds?
Did the vet recommend any exercise restriction or rest?
Have you seen an orthopedic vet?
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