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Our pup is 6 months old and has been limping on her left front for quite some time. She has been going to her regular vet visits for vaccinations and vet has been keeping a eye on it. We were given an anti inflammatory for when it's really bad. Comes and goes. Vet thought maybe pano. But I just had a feeling that wasn't it. She walks and runs around fine most days but when she's sitting, she'll put all her weight on the right front. Into the vet she went today for xrays. No pano. Growth plates looked good and normal. Elbow and shoulder also looked ok but they are sending the xrays out to an ortho vet to look at. We are hoping it's NOT elbow dysplasia. She said if ortho doesn't see anything that stands out, they might want to do an orthoscopy. Not sure I can afford that. Not sure what the cost would be. I can't do anymore payments on anything large right now. We've been hit pretty hard the last few months on our medical bills and dental. Super worried about this young dog.
 

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There's various stretches and exercises you can do with your dog for increased mobility and better joint health. Your dog may just be sore. If my dogs are over worked, they have trouble moving around in general and have prescription pain killers. If it's just a limp for now, and the pup is generally in good health, just wait for results from the vet, while looking into stretches and mobility exercises for your dog. Not sure if I'm allowed to post links, but this is what I did for my dogs when they were smaller.

https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/4-simple-stretches-dogs/

They stretch themselves now.
 

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Have you had the puppy checked for any tick born illnesses?

yup, that's been ruled out. She wondered about that even tho the pup has been on nexguard from the time she was old enough. And she wanted me to watch for the pain to go from one leg to another and it never did. No loss in appetite and no loss of energy.
 

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Another possibility is OCD lesion- my friends young pointer had one, and they took out a pretty big chunk- she showed it to me in a jar- I think it was from the shoulder joint area.
 

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update: vet called and the results are back from the specialist. Elbow looks good as does the shoulder. They see a MILD case of pano in the large upper bone (can't remember what it's called). So take it easy and give anti inflammatories as needed. She'll be fine. Our pup is a woose!!! She thinks she's dying in pain. But that's why our clinic couldn't see it because it is so mild but the specialist saw it. A bee stung her the other night and this pup screamed and cried for nearly 5 minutes straight and then crawled into my lap and continued to wimper for another 2 min.!!! Then she layed down and pouted for another 5 min.. We have a big baby! We love her to pieces tho and I'm thrilled with the news.
 

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Oh no! Given the circumstances, good thing it is just pano. If you think about it, humans go through the same thing. I remember growing up, my shins would ache a lot due to growing pains.

Something to consider, and i've done it with Mei, is pet insurance if it is in your budget. I've heard horror stories of some very high priced vet bills and no insurance. I wouldn't have the heart to put her down. I purchased a plan through USAA called Embrace.

Good luck and glad she'll be okay!!
 

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Oh no! Given the circumstances, good thing it is just pano. If you think about it, humans go through the same thing. I remember growing up, my shins would ache a lot due to growing pains.

Something to consider, and i've done it with Mei, is pet insurance if it is in your budget. I've heard horror stories of some very high priced vet bills and no insurance. I wouldn't have the heart to put her down. I purchased a plan through USAA called Embrace.

Good luck and glad she'll be okay!!
I’m 6’7 so as you can imagine my knees killed playing sports in high school and college!
 

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Hi was just wondering how your little girl is doing? I have a 7 1/2 Male who was just diagnosed with Pano. Our vet said it could last until he's 18 months. Did your vet mention a change in diet for her? We've been giving out TOTW but I just recently read that it's to high in calcium.
 
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