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    DefaultLimping 7 Month Old

    Hello-- We have a 7 month old yellow lab. Lately when she gets up after lying down for a bit, she limps around. At first I thought maybe her leg had just fallen asleep or something, because she eventually walks it off and seems to be fine-- but it just seems to happen every time she gets up now. Could this be a sign of hip dysplasia? Or is it just some sort of growing pains for puppies? Anyone have a similar issue? Thanks for your help!

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    DefaultRe: Limping 7 Month Old

    My guess would be a torn (either partial or full) crucite ligament (basically the dog's ACL) in one or both knees. You should take her to the vet (an ortho vet is preferable) to have them check it out. It could also be HD, which they should be able to tell you at the vet.

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    DefaultRe: Limping 7 Month Old

    I would take her to the vet.

    Could very well be Pano (growing pains) and they do outgrow it with no long term effects. X-rays can determine this.

    Lyme disease - limping can be a symptom - have her tested.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

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    DefaultRe: Limping 7 Month Old

    Only way to tell is for a vet to look at it. Since you asked about HD, I assume it's the back leg? With "walking it off" I wouldn't think it was a torn cruciate. We went through that and the limp is persistant.

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    DefaultRe: Limping 7 Month Old

    I hope it's not an ACL tear! It is the back legs that she seems to have the stiffness in when she gets up, and as I mentioned, it's not all the time that she limps, just when she first gets up after lying down for awhile. I do have a vet appointment set up for her next week. Thanks for the feedback!

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