So Jasper went today for his yearly exam and the issue of his limping in his left rear leg.
About 10 xrays were taken today, so far his hips/ACL look fine, however there is a spot of concern which my doctor wants to have checked out. It's in the spine area, this is what she thinks is a possibility.
My doctor is going to send out the xrays to a ortho and a neurologist for all the xrays taken.
She was suprised from his signs/symptoms, and how the hips turned out. I had asked her prior to the xrays to take them of the spine as well, due to my concern about the DM (mentioned in my other thread).
I should get an answer hopefully tomorrow.
This was Jaspers first time at my vets, since I just started working there.
LOL, they were so impressed at how friendly he is, they called him a Love bug
His weight was 90lbs, his muscle mass in his left rear is not as great as the right side.
If anyone has any other ideas, please share.
Note: she did have 2 other docs look at the xrays, they weren't totally on board with what she was seeing
middle toe nails down
slow to sit
limping on left side
holding up left rear leg time to time (but not like an ACL injury)-doesn't hold up that high
slipped on stairs last week
slow to get up, lame on left side upon getting up.
I am giving him Tramadol for now, I won't put on NSAIDS. His Adequan I am sure is helping somewhat, he got that injection today.
He is so out of it, I had to carry him in from my truck, and Loki won't leave his side