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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-05-2016, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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sudden discomfort. opinions?

so a couple days ago I noticed Rosko limping after he would wake from his naps. By limping I mean he would hold the back left leg completely off the ground while walking. It would go away after about 5 seconds, but it got me concerned. So then I started critiquing everything. he goes into the vet thursday to get checked. thus far at every vet visit he has said the hips have felt good. Can you guys watch this video and tell me if you notice anything? Bunny hopping, etc.....

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I watched your video. you have a really cute dog : )

I really can't tell if he is bunny hopping. I had a lab that was diagnosed TPLO and her bunny hop was very noticeable...you couldn't mistake if for anything other than a bunny-hop.

You would be the best judge of a change in your dog's gate.
And if you think he might have an injury, it might be best to rest him until he sees the vet.

Recently, my dog was favoring his left rear leg and his trainer recommended that I rest him for 3-4 days. I did that and now he is fine.
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Holding the leg up and close to the body is a sign of an acl injury or a groin pull injury.

Did he come to a sudden stop while running? That's what caused both the acl and the groin pull injury on my girl.

The only way to tell hip issues is an xray.




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He seems to have some kind of injury. Just doesn't seem quite right. It seems to come and go. After sleeping and first getting up it seems to bother him but once he starts moving it seems to subside. Per video When he is running full speed after the ball he looks to be fine to me. It's upon his return that he seems to have a different stride. Problem is short of a tranquilizer dart he won't not jump and run at full speed at some point during the day.
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I watched your video. you have a really cute dog : )
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I agree.
It is on the return that something seems off or clumsy.
Sorry, I can't explain it better but I think I saw what you mean.

I hope all goes well.
Take care.
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one of my boys had pano around roskos age.... stiff when he got up, could run fine but when he slowed down into a trot or came down hill he'd stagger and limp. it was a front leg that was affected.

from the video, he looks fine to me. running, jumping, leaping, turns... pivots...

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So I took Rosko to the vet today to get his limp checked. I showed the vet the same video I posted here and after his exam It turns out he has a sprained acl. Vet said to give him an anti inflammatory for 10 days or so and try to limit his activity. Yeah right. Vet said his hips felt good.
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I'm glad he will be okay. This seems common what causes something like this.
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I think he done this while either jumping to chase a bird. Or last week when he jumped down the stairs from about 8 stairs high.
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