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    Stumped Vet!
    We have a four year old black lab. About 4 months ago he started favoring his back leg after intense play. We took him to our vet and was told that he had hip dysplasia and arthritis. He was put on a glucosamine supplement and rimadyl for pain. The issue has gotten increasingly worse over the last couple of months. He is typically okay in the AM but by the evening, he is only using 3 legs and can't get up the stairs or onto the bed. He had X-rays this morning and his hips look great- no signs of arthritis or dysplasia! The vet has NO idea what is wrong w him. Lyme was negative and blood work was normal. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

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    Are you feeding him the food your breeder recommended?

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    we are feeding him Rachel Ray Nutrish beef and brown rice. Do you think it is food related? He has been on it for about the last year. there was no option for breeder recommendations- he was a rescue. free off of craigslist. got him at 6 weeks old and in very bad shape. Until this point, he has been doing great. Very health and active!

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    You are better off sticking to the answers from the other board. There aren't any experts here.

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    ortho vet.

    just curious since you didnt say-how did your vet determine that he has hip dysplasia? arthritis?

    and no, i highly doubt it is food related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbelly View Post
    You are better off sticking to the answers from the other board. There aren't any experts here.
    Yeah, I can't help. The only answer that is acceptable to give on this forum is "check with breeder" and that does not apply in this case.

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    Vet did X-rays of hips, both knees, spine and ran a Lyme test (negative)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fan of fanboys View Post
    Yeah, I can't help. The only answer that is acceptable to give on this forum is "check with breeder" and that does not apply in this case.
    and you're the one that always leaves that answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jertom View Post
    and you're the one that always leaves that answer!
    You are new around here so you don't know but there was a big thread on this that you missed. And that was the consensus of that thread.

    also, you spend a lot of time posting towards me. Want to PM me your phone number and we can get this party rocking?

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    Yuk! I can only imagine what kind of party you associate yourself with!

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