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I have been battling a limping issue with Recon for a while now. It's coming from his left shoulder when extended up and forward. Possibly a small tear. Other than limping he seems fine. It doesn't seem painful to him. He has had crate rest off and on and the limp comes and goes. He's now on strict crate rest but even this morning he was limping when I let him out to potty. At his last vet appointment they said to rest him and if it doesn't go away then he might need surgery. I was just wondering if any of you have had this done? If so how was the dog afterwards? Was it back to 100%? Any info would be great thanks.
 

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I have been battling a limping issue with Recon for a while now. It's coming from his left shoulder when extended up and forward. Possibly a small tear. Other than limping he seems fine. It doesn't seem painful to him. He has had crate rest off and on and the limp comes and goes. He's now on strict crate rest but even this morning he was limping when I let him out to potty. At his last vet appointment they said to rest him and if it doesn't go away then he might need surgery. I was just wondering if any of you have had this done? If so how was the dog afterwards? Was it back to 100%? Any info would be great thanks.
Could this be like an OCD type lesion? That could affect the shoulder in a large breed puppy, some are very difficult to see on X-ray unless its looked at by a specialist. It does often require surgery. Might be worth it to see an ortho vet if there's one around. Sure it's not the elbow?
 

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Could this be like an OCD type lesion? That could affect the shoulder in a large breed puppy, some are very difficult to see on X-ray unless its looked at by a specialist. It does often require surgery. Might be worth it to see an ortho vet if there's one around. Sure it's not the elbow?

OCD is what I was told. Positive it's in the shoulder. There is an ortho in town. This is the step I'm moving in. I just don't know much about this stuff. My GF is the vet tech so it's in her court now. I'm just trying to figure out what I can.
 

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OCD is what I was told. Positive it's in the shoulder. There is an ortho in town. This is the step I'm moving in. I just don't know much about this stuff. My GF is the vet tech so it's in her court now. I'm just trying to figure out what I can.
If its confirmed, make sure you tell the breeder. This is a pretty big issue because the surgery is not cheap and I think they will often get arthritis quicker in the affected joint even with surgery, but I hope I'm wrong on that part.
 

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If its confirmed, make sure you tell the breeder. This is a pretty big issue because the surgery is not cheap and I think they will often get arthritis quicker in the affected joint even with surgery, but I hope I'm wrong on that part.

I have already informed the breeder. I also have no idea what caused it. I'm worried mainly because I got him for protection sports. If I just got him as a pet it wouldn't bother me so much. I'm not ready to quit on him and wash him out. I just really want to know what's going on and if it will affect his future work. Now I'm even more worried. Arthritis would kill his career. Argh! This is killing me!
 
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