Canela, Vino & Jack's Mom
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Born and raised in Chicago; now North Pole, Alaska
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We are going thru this right now –about a month ago, we started to notice Vino have an occasional limp. Not sure how long its been going on since he has so much hair, we were even having a hard time trying to figure out which leg it was with all that hair. Like Gibbs’ it only lasted a few seconds. It seems to always happen after he has been lying down for a while and gets up, take about 2-3 steps and the limp is gone. He starts playing and being goofy as always. He doesn’t seem hurt at all. The vet told us to pay attention how he lays, is he laying on one leg and making it fall asleep. We told the vet we were concern it could be patellar luxation but they don’t think it is since it is his front right-leg and not his back legs plus they said what were describing sounded more like arthritis but he is far too young for that. They also think he might have pulled a muscle in his leg or shoulder since he seems sensitive during the exam. They took x-rays and said his right knee hasn’t fully developed and they also gave us some meds and we going back next week for a follow-up and more x-rays (on the house - which is very nice of them). He isn’t limping as much but still has the occasional limp.
How old is Gibbs?
Jeanne- thanks for the suggestion of “In Clover Connectin Joint Supplement for Dogs” and going to give a try.
Last edited by BFrancs; 01-15-2014 at 05:52 PM.