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Old February 11th 06, 07:03 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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My Golden is 8 1/2 Lately after a hard run in the woods, later that night
he limps. My first thought was some time back while running in the woods,
snow and ice.. he might have hurt himself and now when he runs hard he
re-hurts his leg... The other could be just his age... I didn't take him to
the vet yet, so I can give them a good chunk of change to hear, yea he's
older and probably strained his leg.
The limping is only the night of a hard run and after he's been resting.

Glucosamine ??


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Old February 11th 06, 09:05 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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In article , jojo wrote:
Lately after a hard run in the woods, later that night
he limps.


I'd take him to a vet, and until then I'd lay him off the
hard exercise. If it's a soft tissue injury, and there's a
chance it is, those can take a very long time to heal and
can become reinjured easily. You didn't say how much later,
but arthritis tends to be more uncomfortable after idleness
(when just waking up, for example) and less uncomfortable
after exercise. I certainly would not assume arthritis and
keep up a high level of exercise until injury had been ruled
out.
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Old February 11th 06, 09:28 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Later..... 8:00 I think it's a soft tissue injury over arthritis..... if
this is the fact, what would a vet do.. thanks Joel
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In article , jojo
wrote:
Lately after a hard run in the woods, later that night
he limps.


I'd take him to a vet, and until then I'd lay him off the
hard exercise. If it's a soft tissue injury, and there's a
chance it is, those can take a very long time to heal and
can become reinjured easily. You didn't say how much later,
but arthritis tends to be more uncomfortable after idleness
(when just waking up, for example) and less uncomfortable
after exercise. I certainly would not assume arthritis and
keep up a high level of exercise until injury had been ruled
out.
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Old February 11th 06, 09:36 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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In article , jojo wrote:
Later..... 8:00 I think it's a soft tissue injury over arthritis..... if
this is the fact, what would a vet do.. thanks Joel


You need to have a vet look at it to determine whether or
not it's an injury, and if so whether it's a fracture (bone)
or soft tissue (tendons/ligaments/muscles). The treatment
is very different apart from keeping the dog quiet while the
injury heals.

When I have a dog that limps, if it's severe the dog goes to
the vet and if it's moderate I keep him/her quiet for a few
days to see if it clears up. It usually does, but if it
doesn't we go to the vet. With an older dog I wouldn't wait
as long. You can't diagnose this stuff yourself.
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Old February 12th 06, 03:33 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Last March my sheltie injured her hind leg and she was limping after
activity. After some time I took her to the vet and the diagnosis was
cranial cruciate injury. She was confined for months on rest and later
to low activity. She limped like an old dog when getting up after
sleeping. I was seriously thinking of looking into surgery but she
did improve. It is just now that she has stopped limping after a run
but I'm taking things easy and she has lost some weight which I hope
will help. The vet did prescribe Glucosamine.


On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 14:03:52 -0500, "jojo"
wrote:

My Golden is 8 1/2 Lately after a hard run in the woods, later that night
he limps. My first thought was some time back while running in the woods,
snow and ice.. he might have hurt himself and now when he runs hard he
re-hurts his leg... The other could be just his age... I didn't take him to
the vet yet, so I can give them a good chunk of change to hear, yea he's
older and probably strained his leg.
The limping is only the night of a hard run and after he's been resting.

Glucosamine ??

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Old February 14th 06, 10:53 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Well I'm glad the vet visit was just $37 .. yea it's a minor strain.. try
glucosamine.. but it's good to be clear... he has these old lick spots on
his back legs that have grown scar tissue, and even though I knew that's all
they were I had to make sure it wasn't something else that's part of the
limp...
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Last March my sheltie injured her hind leg and she was limping after
activity. After some time I took her to the vet and the diagnosis was
cranial cruciate injury. She was confined for months on rest and later
to low activity. She limped like an old dog when getting up after
sleeping. I was seriously thinking of looking into surgery but she
did improve. It is just now that she has stopped limping after a run
but I'm taking things easy and she has lost some weight which I hope
will help. The vet did prescribe Glucosamine.


On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 14:03:52 -0500, "jojo"
wrote:

My Golden is 8 1/2 Lately after a hard run in the woods, later that
night
he limps. My first thought was some time back while running in the woods,
snow and ice.. he might have hurt himself and now when he runs hard he
re-hurts his leg... The other could be just his age... I didn't take him
to
the vet yet, so I can give them a good chunk of change to hear, yea he's
older and probably strained his leg.
The limping is only the night of a hard run and after he's been resting.

Glucosamine ??



 




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