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today tyson was playing with my mothers dog. they were playing pretty rough..running and tackleing and after playing he was walking around limping on his right front leg...torn muscle?? seperated shoulder??..sore?? plz not a start to displasia, he's only 5 1/2 months old. any ideas? experiences?? i checked his paw and nothing stuck...


on the other hand he's still the same ol' ornry pup. so i hope its just a sore muscle, anything but fast signs of displasia
 

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Originally Posted By: mamagooseI would guess pulled muscle first too.

What makes you so sure it's dysplasia?
thats just the thing i think it is a pulled muscle too..i just wanted some back-up with the answer just to be sure..i wasnt trying to be an A**
 

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Originally Posted By: JenniferkyDid he get a paw bit too hard? How's his nails looking? I'm asking about his nails, because if Elle's nails get too long, she will limp some. Best wishes!!
we just cut his nails the other day so i wouldnt think it was because of that..it could be a possibility that he had his paw bitten too hard..
 

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Kelso was limping on his right leg a couple weeks ago so i took him to the vet. he didnt appear to be in any pain and wasnt acting abnormal. The vet said he thought he had tendonitis.

Vet put him on 10 days of NSAIDS and said to not do any hard running/jumping or playing, to rest him. and to return for xrays if he had not improved. He is fine now.

I was worried as well..hopefully it is just something like that for you too. The worst part was trying to rest him
 

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Since he's only 5.5 months, it might be Pano. Our pup has limped after playing with a big Italian Mastiff puppy on several occasions so I've wondered a few times if it's an issue for her.

If it is Pano, I don't think there's much you can do and I've read that they grow out of it. It can also show in lameness in different legs and not necessarily always the same one. I'm pretty sure they can diagnose with an xray if you want to investigate further with a vet.

Here's a link, but you can find out a lot more by googling:

http://www.jersey.net/~mountaindog/berner1/lpano.htm
 

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hopefully it's nothing serious. take him to the Vet for an X-ray. my boy had pano for 3 months or so. when he ran he bunny hopped. that really scared us. had him x-rayed, hips and legs, front and back. our Vet had several other Vets look at the X-rays and all of them thought pano. light exercise a little extra crate time. we would massage his legs he seemed to like it even now he likes it. one day months later we notice him starting to run with ease, stretching out when he ran. then one day we're at one of our favorite walking spots and a rabbit runs past. off he goes in full stride, yes, he's feeling better. don't wait longer than a day to go to the Vet. even if it turns out to be nothing it's better to have it taken care of immediately.
 

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Make sure to restrict his exercise for a day or two. Whatever it is, rest will most certainly be part of the protocol.
 

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thanks everyone. today is te second day and he's walking with a slight limp..not like it was yesterday but im gonna have him take it easy..

on the positive note-he's still energetic and ornry being the same 5.5 month old pup he was 3 days ago..so no signs of pain from this pup..

im gona take him to the vet just to be safe..ill update
 

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Pano was my guess - young growing pup, lots of rough housing - either pulled muscle or pano. I wouldn't go immediately to the concern of HD. With HD you might also hear a lot of clicking in his hips. I heard tons of clicking with Gracie but her 2 year old OFAs came back with a fair hip rating, no laxity noted.

Remember do not give acetaminophen nor ibuprofen. You can give buffered aspirin --- but since he's a young pup, check with the vet for dosage. The best thing for either a pulled muscle or pano is rest, rest, rest - no jumping, climbing stairs, crate rest as much as possible.

You can search the forum for info about pano or click here: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1561&articleid=466

I didn't start supplimenting my girl until she was a year - it was just me, no one told me to give or not give supplements. She is on Cosequin ds http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/products/animal/cosequin/cosequin_jointHealth.asp

I also give her ester-c (or vitamin c) and fish oil capsules http://www.petmedstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=allerg3
 

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Originally Posted By: JenM66 The best thing for either a pulled muscle or pano is rest, rest, rest - no jumping, climbing stairs, crate rest as much as possible.
do u realize how hard it is to get a 5 1/2 month old puppy to relax and rest??!!??!!
darn near impossible
i feel bad leaveing him in the crate but i know its for his own good..today was the first day that we havent gone on our daily walk since he was old enough to go with us, its kinda sad to see him limping but he hasent shown any signs of pain.
 

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Originally Posted By: lcht2
Originally Posted By: JenM66 The best thing for either a pulled muscle or pano is rest, rest, rest - no jumping, climbing stairs, crate rest as much as possible.
do u realize how hard it is to get a 5 1/2 month old puppy to relax and rest??!!??!!
darn near impossible
i feel bad leaveing him in the crate but i know its for his own good..today was the first day that we havent gone on our daily walk since he was old enough to go with us, its kinda sad to see him limping but he hasent shown any signs of pain.
YUP -- I went through 4 or 5 bouts of pano....I know exactly how hard it is....but it's what's best for the dog.
 

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Originally Posted By: JenM66
Originally Posted By: lcht2
Originally Posted By: JenM66 The best thing for either a pulled muscle or pano is rest, rest, rest - no jumping, climbing stairs, crate rest as much as possible.
do u realize how hard it is to get a 5 1/2 month old puppy to relax and rest??!!??!!
darn near impossible
i feel bad leaveing him in the crate but i know its for his own good..today was the first day that we havent gone on our daily walk since he was old enough to go with us, its kinda sad to see him limping but he hasent shown any signs of pain.
YUP -- I went through 4 or 5 bouts of pano....I know exactly how hard it is....but it's what's best for the dog.
with the same dog or with other dogs?? how long did it last? we are on our way to the vet in about 15 minutes so ill post the verdict when i get home. im hopeing its a pulled muscle or maybe he just twisted funny on his leg or foot.
 

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Same dog. She went through it from about 4.5 months through 11 months.
 

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Best of luck at the vet! If it is a pulled muscle you can do some easy stretching exercises with your pup. I have started stretching my dogs before (and sometimes after - but I am not that consistent
) we do any exercise. I wouldn't go run 5 miles without stretching before and after, and they really shouldn't either.
 
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