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Old May 8th 07, 09:59 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
jkdrummer
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Default Our Sheltie's Mystery Limp

Our 1-1/2 yr old Sheltie has a gimp/limp with her front left leg.
She's not in any pain, she can run ok but after a lot of running she
limps for a few days. She's been to the vet(s) and has had multiple x-
rays done (up to $350+) with no conclusions. We're now facing seeing
a specialist now who charges $125 for just walking through their door.

Any ideas what's wrong with our Sheltie? One vet suggested growing
pains (huh?)

Any past experiences or advise is much appreciated.

Thanks
JaKe
Seattle

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Old May 8th 07, 10:02 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default Our Sheltie's Mystery Limp

in thread ups.com:
jkdrummer whittled the following words:

Our 1-1/2 yr old Sheltie has a gimp/limp with her front left leg.
She's not in any pain, she can run ok but after a lot of running she
limps for a few days. She's been to the vet(s) and has had multiple x-
rays done (up to $350+) with no conclusions. We're now facing seeing
a specialist now who charges $125 for just walking through their door.

Any ideas what's wrong with our Sheltie? One vet suggested growing
pains (huh?)

Any past experiences or advise is much appreciated.

Thanks
JaKe
Seattle



Just out of curiosity, how often has this occured? Did it suddenly start?
If so, how soon after vaccinations?
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Old May 8th 07, 10:57 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Melinda Shore
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Default Our Sheltie's Mystery Limp

In article . com,
jkdrummer wrote:
Our 1-1/2 yr old Sheltie has a gimp/limp with her front left leg.
She's not in any pain, she can run ok but after a lot of running she
limps for a few days. She's been to the vet(s) and has had multiple x-
rays done (up to $350+) with no conclusions. We're now facing seeing
a specialist now who charges $125 for just walking through their door.


That might not be a bad idea, unless it's an eye
specialist. It could be any number of things but the first
thing I'd try to eliminate based on your description (and
this is a *guess* - g u e s s) would be a soft tissue
injury. It would not show up on x-ray. If your vet isn't
good at orthopedic stuff (and I think most vets don't have a
lot of experience with it) I'd either find a vet who does
have experience or see an orthopedic specialist. BTW, dogs
limp (people, too) because they're feeling at least a little
owie.

Also, I'd definitely lay off the exercise until you've got a
diagnosis.
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Old May 8th 07, 11:03 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default Our Sheltie's Mystery Limp

On May 8, 2:02 pm, diddy wrote:
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jkdrummer whittled the following words:



Our 1-1/2 yr old Sheltie has a gimp/limp with her front left leg.
She's not in any pain, she can run ok but after a lot of running she
limps for a few days. She's been to the vet(s) and has had multiple x-
rays done (up to $350+) with no conclusions. We're now facing seeing
a specialist now who charges $125 for just walking through their door.


Any ideas what's wrong with our Sheltie? One vet suggested growing
pains (huh?)


Any past experiences or advise is much appreciated.


Thanks
JaKe
Seattle


Just out of curiosity, how often has this occured? Did it suddenly start?
If so, how soon after vaccinations?


This has been going on for over 6 months now.

JaKe

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Old May 9th 07, 12:01 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default Our Sheltie's Mystery Limp


"jkdrummer" wrote in message
ups.com...
Any ideas what's wrong with our Sheltie? One vet suggested growing
pains (huh?)


........growing pains = panosteitis. Don't know if that's the problem, but
here's some info:

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/depano.html
http://siriusdog.com/articles/panost...e-inflammation.
htm

Might be the elbow too. Hope you find an answer. And I agree, dog should
be exercised on a leash - no running- until you figure out what it is.
Won't be popular with a pup, but......

buglady
take out the dog before replying


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Old May 9th 07, 05:19 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
jkdrummer
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Default Our Sheltie's Mystery Limp

On May 8, 4:01 pm, "buglady" wrote:
"jkdrummer" wrote in message

ups.com...

Any ideas what's wrong with our Sheltie? One vet suggested growing
pains (huh?)


.......growing pains = panosteitis. Don't know if that's the problem, but
here's some info:

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia...ss-bone-inflam....
htm

Might be the elbow too. Hope you find an answer. And I agree, dog should
be exercised on a leash - no running- until you figure out what it is.
Won't be popular with a pup, but......

buglady
take out the dog before replying


This is great information and I believe that this is what our doggy is
suffering from at this time - we'll take a wait and see approach since
she's not in any real pain - at least that we can see.

Thanks - it was a good first posting experience at R.P.D.H.

JaKe
Seattle

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Old May 22nd 07, 05:42 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Shadow Walker
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Default Our Sheltie's Mystery Limp

Dogs are stoic creatures and do not let on to how much pain they are in
until it is too unbearable then they cry. A pulled muscle, a strained
ligament or cartilage damage would not show up on an x-ray. The most and
best exercise for your dog right know is laying in a crate or dog bed and
the occasional swim to keep him fit without placing weight on the injured
part. If it didn't hurt he wouldn't limp. Shelties being a small breed are
usually grown at a year old so growing pains don't seemed to be an issue at
this point. Your dog injured itself and needs to be addressed before the dog
gets arthritis.
Some sights that might help you understand what might be going on. Please
read all of them I tried to include different cases. Good Luck and prayers
to you.


http://www.2ndchance.info/limping.htm

http://www.tipstrs.com/tip/60/limping-dog

http://www.jersey.net/~mountaindog/berner1/ocd.htm

"jkdrummer" wrote in message
ups.com...
Our 1-1/2 yr old Sheltie has a gimp/limp with her front left leg.
She's not in any pain, she can run ok but after a lot of running she
limps for a few days. She's been to the vet(s) and has had multiple x-
rays done (up to $350+) with no conclusions. We're now facing seeing
a specialist now who charges $125 for just walking through their door.

Any ideas what's wrong with our Sheltie? One vet suggested growing
pains (huh?)

Any past experiences or advise is much appreciated.

Thanks
JaKe
Seattle



 




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