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Came home from lunch today and Atticus was limping BADLY on what appears to be his front right leg. Vet can't see him till Thursday, said I can only give him Baby Aspirin. I wonder what it could possibly be. He let me molest both front legs and wander about his pads and paws without even letting a whimper out, just stared at me with those big "I love you" eyes. I'm wondering if he could have sprained his leg sliding around on the linoleum we have in the kitchen.

Do dogs have ACL's in their front legs?
 

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I have NO idea, but I know there have been several posts lately about members' dogs playing and then limping later that same day. It usually cleared up on its own, so hopefully the same will happen for Atticus.

Please keep us updated...I'm sure he'll be fine! Probably just a sprain or something!
 

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Yes! Just keep an eye on it...as long as it doesn't get worse...it's likely just an 'owie'...
 

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Ok. He woke up this morning and was stiffer than all giddy up (like we all are when we have injuries), but it seems to be slowly working its way out. I am still going to take him in to the vet if he's limping tomorrow...I'll let you all know what's up. It's hard to keep him down, though, he just wants to playplayplay!
 

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Took him to the vet yesterday...said that with these larger breeds the 6 month to a year period is the time when "injuries" start surfacing. Vet said he's not 110% sure what is going on right now, but gave him anti-inflammatories to rule out some possibilities. Said if those don't work and he's still limping after two weeks, we'll have to bring an orthopedic guy in.
 

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Cinder said:
Took him to the vet yesterday...said that with these larger breeds the 6 month to a year period is the time when "injuries" start surfacing. Vet said he's not 110% sure what is going on right now, but gave him anti-inflammatories to rule out some possibilities. Said if those don't work and he's still limping after two weeks, we'll have to bring an orthopedic guy in.
How is he doing today...is he ok :?: ..

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Erica said:
Cinder said:
Took him to the vet yesterday...said that with these larger breeds the 6 month to a year period is the time when "injuries" start surfacing. Vet said he's not 110% sure what is going on right now, but gave him anti-inflammatories to rule out some possibilities. Said if those don't work and he's still limping after two weeks, we'll have to bring an orthopedic guy in.
How is he doing today...is he ok :?: ..

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Thanks for asking, Erica. You know, now that you mention it, I didn't notice him limping. I was too busy cleaning the pee off the bed from him peeing in his sleep (for some reason he has really adverse reactions to shots from the vet, and ends up wetting the bed).
 

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Cinder said:
Erica said:
Cinder said:
Took him to the vet yesterday...said that with these larger breeds the 6 month to a year period is the time when "injuries" start surfacing. Vet said he's not 110% sure what is going on right now, but gave him anti-inflammatories to rule out some possibilities. Said if those don't work and he's still limping after two weeks, we'll have to bring an orthopedic guy in.
How is he doing today...is he ok :?: ..

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Thanks for asking, Erica. You know, now that you mention it, I didn't notice him limping. I was too busy cleaning the pee off the bed from him peeing in his sleep (for some reason he has really adverse reactions to shots from the vet, and ends up wetting the bed).
AWWHHH..Poor Thing..he just feelin sh*#[email protected] all they way around..

Get well soon..

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I can feel your pain..Mason is doing the same thing.. last friday we were playing outside at my father in laws who's house is butted up against mountains so I figured he might have steeped on rock or hurt his pads..

Long story short, he let me look whitout crying as well and it's not his pad, his limp went away over that last weekend but then he jumped into ur bathtub and back out again and since then he has been limping with no improvment, so he'll be going to vet first thing in the morning for some xrays..

Im also putting him on Cosequin to aid his joints.. I hope your boy gets better!!!
 

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Our GSDs both got Pano...wonder if it could be that? However, it hurts when you squeeze their leg, and you stated it doesn't hurt when you manipulate your dogs' leg...
http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/depano.html
Our youngest was really miserable and we finally gave him a Vicoden. I suppose Tramadol could be used if it is the same thing, but I'd ask your vet first ;)
 
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