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Well I took my dog to the baseball feild and now he is limping its his right rear leg. We where playing in the house before we left and played a little at the feild, but nothing crazy but he did run at me and make some short stops. Definitly nothing that I saw that would hurt him. He came out of the kitchen totally limping and not putting any weight on it. The first thing I did was look at his foot (PAD) and there is nothing in it and it looks normal, I touched his whole leg and all over his body, kinda prodding him to see if I could find the spot that was the problem. He made no indication of pain, he has full range of motion and I made him walk a little and after a few steps he started almost fully using the leg. I guess he loosened up? Did he just twist his ankle, hip, knee or something? Is there anything else I can do? Ice? something? I feel so bad for my puppy. :cry: :cry:
 

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I know I am freaking out and he is sitting here sleeping, but if you look at the pictures I just took at the feild you can see he isnt putting weight on it there.

 

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Wow this is going to be a record for replies to your own post but... :lol: its pretty cool dogs walk on four legs, then they dont need crutches to keep the weight off of a leg to heal like we do. 8)
 

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I would take him to the vet if iI were you. It could possibly be his knee tie (don't know if this is the correct English word for it :oops: ).
My girlfriend's parents Bullmastiff had the same problem. She had to be operated.

Good luck!

Marco
 

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How's Big mack today? Is he still limping? If he is, I'd give the vet a call...it could be something very minor that will just take time and rest to heal. If it's something more serious, you want to have it looked at sooner rather than later.

Let us know how he's doing!
 

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It could be his acl. I have heard a lot about that happening and it sounds similar. I believe bodazafa and a few others have experience with it. You might try sending them a pm.
 

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Try not to comfort the dog when in pain, dogs are gr8 suckers for that kind of loving, not that im saying there is nowt wrong....but if I had a pound for every time Roxy's milk'd a leg injury.......
 

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BigMack said:
Mack seems fine today... :lol:
Im glad Mack is feeling better - he may just have bumped it - but his symptoms are the same as an ACL tear - so you just need to watch for any continued limping or carrying it up. Even if it is torn he won't feel pain when you touch it - it has to be moved in a certain way to be sure (my Magnum tore hers last year) - so just keep an eye on him and get him to the vet if he keeps limping.
 

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bodazafa said:
BigMack said:
Mack seems fine today... :lol:
Im glad Mack is feeling better - he may just have bumped it - but his symptoms are the same as an ACL tear - so you just need to watch for any continued limping or carrying it up. Even if it is torn he won't feel pain when you touch it - it has to be moved in a certain way to be sure (my Magnum tore hers last year) - so just keep an eye on him and get him to the vet if he keeps limping.
Well I spoke to soon, he was limping slightly when we got back from his walk. I talked to the vet and if its still there tomorrow I will go first thing in the morning. :cry: :cry: this sucks.
 

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Oh poor guy. Hope it is nothing serious.
 

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Yep, sounds like a cruciate injury, but hopefully not. They are becoming so common now and aren't cheap to fix, I know from experience :(
 

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Orson had to have surgery for his back leg limping, it was the dreaded luxating patella (slipping kneecap). It is supposidly common in english bulldogs! He was limping off and on for a few weeks, one day perfect walk the next day limping.
Finally he went a few days of total limping and I knew something was wrong. Vet did xrays and saw the kneecap
was out of place, that is why sometimes he didn't limp, cause the kneecap would
slip back into the correct position. He had to have a pin placed in his
knee to keep it in place. Like I posted in an earlier thread, 6 months later and
he has no problems, good as new except for a scar.
I just hope Big Mack only has a sprain!!!
 

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Well I definitly dont think its a sprain anymore, I talked to my aunt and the vet at there animal hospital. I described the condition and mentioned that we have noticed that he has never really put his full weight on the leg when just standing. (only had him for 2+months) We just thought it was how he stood like kinda leaning to one side to rest, because he walks, runs, jumps, plays, and everything else with motion totally normal. The vet said it sounds like an on going problem, and from the description I gave it sounds like an ACL. But we wont know until I bring him in... I have definitly noticed that he favors that leg, I just never thought anything about it unti now. He would look like he was standing on it but there was very little weight on it. The first time I noticed was I was drying he paws after a rainy walk, the leg just lifted right up because he wasnt standing on it, and he didnt want to give me his other rear leg. Now that was about a month or more ago. The more and more I think about it the more and more I am remembering little different hints that his leg was messed up! This sucks I feel bad for my puppy that he has had this going on for who knows how long. Maybe thats the reason the guy got rid of him, people :roll: ... Well no matter what it costs me, vet said maybe $1300 for an ACL and they do about 1 a month..I hope it is something as easy as they say an ACL fix is.

But he is doing much better today, almost no problems at all. :cry: :cry:
 

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You know Clara, my apbt, is always having a nail lift up and off a new nail
growing in. Each time this happens, it gets sore and she favors that foot
and lifts it up and does not want to stand on it. This may not be Mack's
problem, but worth a check.
 

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gazar said:
You know Clara, my apbt, is always having a nail lift up and off a new nail
growing in. Each time this happens, it gets sore and she favors that foot
and lifts it up and does not want to stand on it. This may not be Mack's
problem, but worth a check.
Thanks for the thought, I wish it was that simple. But it happened right after he was running around like never before. I will get a definite answer when the vet see's him.
 

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Well I just took mack out for a walk and he hasnt kicked his feet since last night and he always does. Very violently, he throws grass and rocks and dirt for 10 feet sometimes. Then most of the time after he does a #2 he will stand for a second then take off in a crazy sprint. Well again he hasnt done that since his injury. Well tonight he did them both like there was no problem, but just before I took him out I woke him up and he was limping. WTF? I know there is know way to tell until I get him to the vet, I am going to try and make it tomorrow, I just need to see how work goes. I am just trying to figure out whats going one here.
 
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