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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2017, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Limping 5 Month old puppy

Hey all! I posted a few times in other threads that had extremely similar symptoms to what Duke was experiencing. I thought I might start my own since I have a slightly better idea of what may have happened to Duke.

Last Sunday.. so one week ago Duke started limping after a jump off the couch from a dead sleep... we thought that he might have just pulled or sprained or slightly inured his leg/shoulder on the FRONT left side.... Strange thing was that the limp was only present after the first 5-10 minutes of Duke waking up from a nap or resting...
We booked him a vet appointment to get it looked at and he also needs some more tick medicine so Wednesday he goes to get checked out

My boyfriend was a googling machine and asked me... did we check his paws? He was reading that sometimes things can get stuck in his paws... thorns, rocks, etc. so I checked Dukes paw (right front) and noticed something is NOT right with it.... So there is two things that are off

1) It looks like the first "toe pad" has been cut... there is pad and then bit of fur and then pad again...
2) in between the cut part and the main middle pad there is a piece of hard black something... at first I thought it was a nail!
Duke will not let me touch or look at it without freaking out.... so now I'm thinking that on the Saturday when he had a grooming appointment the groomer cut his paw and did not tell me?? I also don't want to go picking at the black hard thing because I don't know what it is... and no it is not a tick... it's long and runs parallel

I will update this thread after he see's the vet on Wednesday. I just feel awful we stopped taking him for walks and limiting his movement ensuring he does not jump off the couch etc. It's just so hard when all he wants to do it run

Thanks for all the advice on the other threads!

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Sorry to hear he may have been injured.

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Update!

Duke went to see the vet and she think he just sprained it! Limit his exercise for another week and if it gets worse or the limp comes back we will have to do x-rays. She mentioned that he could have pulled the cartilage in his growth plate... but since is is nearly full grown it wouldn't effect much.

PS the thing in his paw... that I had no idea... is some sort of sticky sap like substance... they she said will wear away or we can cut it out, she did however say I can see how you thought it was part of his paw.. I feel a little silly but better safe then sorry!!

SO PHEW I think Duke will be just a-ok.

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So happy to hear Duke is ok!! Just keep him on leash as much as you can. I know Ollie doesn't really have the concept of walk as he will either run or hop with excitement at all times. I think he is part bunny!!
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