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Started 2 weeks ago, i noticed he was favoring his right front foot. I thought he's crazy hyper, he might have twisted it or something, so i used the cold pack and little massage on his foot, so he got all better. Then 2 days ago, i noticed he's favoring his left foot now... What the heck

He actually switches from left to right.
While i was home today (bank is closed for a storm), i called my vet and took him for an x-ray. They x-ray his shoulders and paw joints. Nothing!! Everything looks just smooth and perfect, no signs of arthritis or any inflammation, nothing.
Did blood work, everything came back in range, did HW test, negative....

He's is sleeping now, poor thing.
I'm just wonder why would he be limping? Any ideas anyone??
 

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We've just been talking about panosteitis on another thread. The xrays that my vet showed me that indicated pano did not focus on the joints but rather the bone density of the forearm. His xrays showed a subtle yet undeniable difference in darkness in a couple of places. I guess you could almost compare it to "shin splints" if you've ever done any running. How old is your dog? Did your vet mention pano at all?
 

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Brady has been favoring his Right Paw but I know he had a cut on upper paw so that might be reason too
 

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Originally Posted By: Chris08We've just been talking about panosteitis on another thread. The xrays that my vet showed me that indicated pano did not focus on the joints but rather the bone density of the forearm. His xrays showed a subtle yet undeniable difference in darkness in a couple of places. I guess you could almost compare it to "shin splints" if you've ever done any running. How old is your dog? Did your vet mention pano at all?
Yes, she mentioned pano, but ruled it out. So i still have no idea. I'll just keep on monitoring it for now. She said she will send it to a radiologist specialist and see if may be there is something she didn't see. But we talked about his x-ray for about 30 min. It was 1.5hr visit, wow!! Sabre is 5 years old.
 

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From what I have read, considering the age, pano would indeed be unlikely though some cases have been reported in older dogs. Good luck with it.
 

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Chloe has had the exact same thing. Limping badly on left front leg one day, then front right the next, etc. It started when she was chasing a squirrel on-leash on cement and was chasing/stomping forward on both front legs. It recurs whenever she does the "dog stomp" (stomping their front legs forcibly when they see another dog).

It was suggested that she injured either a disc in her upper back or neck and that is why it is shifting from leg to leg.

I have been holding my breath and keeping her rested for 9 days now to see if she gets better before going in for x-rays, etc. It seems to improve after a few days of inactivity, but recurs after she does too much or has an unavoidable stomping interaction.

Please update me on Sabre and what you find out and I will do the same. So frustrating...
 

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I didn't even think of any spinal/back injuries? He does chase squirells like a nut, so i thought may be he twisted his foot somewehre.... I'm keeping eye on it, it seems like he's doing a bit better and not limping as much as he was. Indeed, if this continues or re-appear, i will do another x-ray on his back. Good idea localhost!
 
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