Puppy limping
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Puppy limping

  1. #1
    kb7kuh is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    61

    Default Puppy limping

    Out 6 month old lab puppy and I were were outside playing. He was doing high speed laps, and he was fine. When we finished, he was limping on his left front leg.

    He did not slip and or fall. Does not seem to bother him much as he still want's to play. I'm trying to keep him quite, that's not working to well.

    Any suggestions, or should I just keep an eye on him?

    Thanks,

    Don
    Don & Judy

  2. #2
    deidra's Avatar
    deidra is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    strasburg,il
    Posts
    6,716

    Default

    I think it could be an ACL tear. I am not exactly for sure though. I would crate him so he can't run around for a little.
    ~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.

  3. #3
    BigBrownDog is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    11,990

    Default

    I'd get him vet checked, but at minimum you need to rest him (leashed potty breaks, no running at all, crate rest if he won't settle down in the house) for at least 7-10 days. If he is favoring it after a few days of this - he probably has a problem.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

  4. #4
    Sophiesmama's Avatar
    Sophiesmama is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    4,318

    Default

    Check his paw thoroughly. When Sophie was limping we found a cut on her paw. Sometimes it can be between the toes as well. Also look for a sliver or piece of glass. If you don't find anything, keep him inside, leash him to potty and watch it for a few days. If it doesn't improve, call your vet.
    ~Pam



    Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo


    8.5 mo.

    Sophie 15 months, with Skye

  5. #5
    kb7kuh is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    61

    Default

    Thanks everybody. I will look at his paw a little closer, and try to keep him limited to the house and leash for a few days.

    Don
    Don & Judy

  6. #6
    kb7kuh is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    61

    Default

    I checked his paw and did not see anything. I will keep him calm and see how it goes. If he is not showing any improvement in a few days, it's off to the vet.
    Don & Judy

  7. #7
    javasmom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,663

    Default

    I'm thinking it might be pano(growing pains)....he's the right age for it to flare up. It's not an ACL tear..those are in the knees, in the back legs.
    Java started with pano when she was 5 months old. We switched her to an adult food to slow her growth (she was 55 lbs at 5 months old) and started her on Vit. C and the pano resolved.
    The hallmark of pano is shifting lameness, so keep an eye out to see if the limping shifts to the other legs. The good news with pano is that they outgrow it.
    How big is your pup?

    I do agree with keeping him quiet and rested for a few days and then re-evaluate.
    If the limping continues after that (or re-occurs after exercise) take him in to the vet. They can do x-rays to diagnose pano and rule out other issues.

  8. #8
    Dani's Avatar
    Dani is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    Posts
    6,674

    Default

    Crate rest for a few days. Could be growing pains like javasmom said or something else...but I'd wait a few days...and by rest, I mean REST. No running. Nothing off leash but to potty.
    Dani, Rider & Rookie
    SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
    SHR Endeavor Put Me In Coach, RN, WC, CGC

    Member Since 6/2003

  9. #9
    Luvmydog2much's Avatar
    Luvmydog2much is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Windsor Ontario
    Posts
    3,424

    Default

    I don't mess around with puppies. I'd have him at the vet ASAP.
    'Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.'
    ~ Michelle Held


    Rhys, Ruby and Nola

  10. #10
    kb7kuh is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    61

    Default

    He is A little over 6 months old, and 61lbs. Vet guesses he will be around 90+

    It's funny, but he is not limping all the time. Sometimes he has a noticeable limp, then it's gone.
    Don & Judy

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 5 month puppy limping
    By mcl5000 in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-26-2011, 10:53 AM
  2. Limping
    By Scoper50 in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-14-2009, 12:33 PM
  3. limping
    By kepinkham in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-17-2008, 05:45 PM
  4. Limping Puppy
    By MyTrxee in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-13-2007, 04:04 PM
  5. Puppy limping
    By Mybabymambo in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-26-2006, 10:56 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19