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Chandlers front paw, broken? Healed on it own?
So Chandler is now 1 year old and has been raised with our cat who loves to lay on the back of the couch which Chandler started doing as a young pup. He also started jumping off the back of the couch, just like the cat at a young age .
About 3 - 4 months ago, we noticed him limping and decided to have him take it easy for several days, no walks, etc to see if things got better, which they did. We would occasionally detect a very slight limp but then he would be fine the next day, he never complained and runs like the wind.
OK, long story short, we just had him shaved for the summer, first time ever being shaved. When we picked him up from the groomed, we noticed his right front paw points to the right, instead of straight ahead like his other front paw. We had never noticed this before because his hair was very fluffy on his legs. He looks like a ballerina with his paw pointing to the right.
Is it possible he could have broken his paw several months ago and it healed up this way? Or do Hav's sometimes have a paw or paws that don't point straight ahead? We never noticed this before when we brought him home at 8 weeks.
We were kind of shocked to see it and if it was broke and healed on it's own, we feel absolutely horrible. If it was broke and has now healed, is it recommended to have the vet rebreak it and cast it properly? Or leave it alone? He walks fine, we go on long walks weekly and he runs like the wind and never seems in any pain.
Terry & Mary - Parents of our boy Chandler, born on June 5th, 2009 & our girl Phoebe, born July 30, 2010.