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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.

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It is not uncommon for some havanese to have easty westy feet. Milo has it to some degree. I never noticed it till he was shaved down. Not sure if that's the case with Chandler.

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Is the leg straight from the shoulder joint down to the wrist joint or does it seem to bow outwards? It could be that he injured his growth plate (which is why he was limping)- Or it could just be the way he is!!


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Is the leg straight from the shoulder joint down to the wrist joint or does it seem to bow outwards? It could be that he injured his growth plate (which is why he was limping)- Or it could just be the way he is!!
It does seem to bow out, where the other one is straighter.

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My instinct if not sure would be to have my vet check it out.

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If it were my dog I would get the dog in to see a vet for an evaluation. They can tell you better what happened and it the leg will need care.
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