Rescue Puppy - And New to GSD!
Hi! I'm new here, I own an 8 month old white German Shepherd named Stig. He was an owner surrender, they bought him as a baby puppy and didn't realize he was going to be so big, so they turned him over to a local rescue, where we recently adopted him. We lost a 13 year old Queensland this summer and my remaining Golden Retriever was so lonely without her friend, so we got a buddy for her. She ignored him for the first few days but now they are best buds.
First, a question:
Do these big dogs get growing pains? Stig developed a limp over the last couple days, on his right front paw, but I can't find anything wrong with it. Nothing is cut or tender to the touch on his paw or leg, he still runs around and plays, just limps. Occasionally he whines about it but he won't just lay down and rest. He looks pitiful all limpy. But I can't afford a bunch of expensive X-rays and tests right this second, especially if growing pains or something are common. Obviously I'll take him to the vet if it persists. But I'm new to the breed so I thought I'd ask here first.
He's 8 months and was 75 pounds at his 7 month vet appt. when he was neutered.