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Young Labrador limps after rest
Jun 14th, 2016 at 6:34am
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Our young Labrador has just started a limp in her back left leg.  We noticed it about a week ago.  She appears fine when active and will walk and run and jump when excited but when she slows down she sometimes limps.  Most noticeably it is after sleep or rest she will stand up and won't put weight on it at all sometimes and then she graduates to limping and soon enough she is walking normal again.

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Re: Young Labrador limps after rest
Reply #1 - Jun 15th, 2016 at 9:18pm
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Hi StagStalker, I'm afraid our "resident" vet has long since left the building.

Good luck with your girl, it sounds like she may have hurt her knee or hip. If your not going to take her to the vet I would suggest limited exercise for a while to let it settle down and if no improvement in a week then take her to the vet for a check up.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 15th, 2016 at 10:54pm
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Bugger thank you.  I have had her on low activity around the house this week and seems to be a gradual improvement.  Hopefully she will be right for a walk by the weekend  Smiley
  

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Re: Young Labrador limps after rest
Reply #3 - Jun 19th, 2016 at 6:22am
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How old is young?  Half a asprin when it looks bad helps.I give my guy half of one now and then. And he's been a limper for a while on and off.  Do you give any supplements etc..glucosamine?
  
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Re: Young Labrador limps after rest
Reply #4 - Jun 19th, 2016 at 8:28am
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7 1/2 Months old.  She gets nothing but her daily meals of Orijen large breed food.  I thought she had come right so took her for a walk around the pond and then the next morning she was limping again so she's been housebound for the weekend and we are going to the vet this week.
  

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Reply #5 - Jun 19th, 2016 at 8:45am
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My 2c. Kennel her until you see a vet. If you let her out put her on a lead.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 19th, 2016 at 9:41am
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Salmoner wrote on Jun 19th, 2016 at 8:45am:
My 2c. Kennel her until you see a vet. If you let her out put her on a lead.



Yip that would be the best bet id say. something nice and cosy to sleep on and somewhere warm at this time of year.Checked the obvious, things stuck in paws, something between pads, damaged nail.
  
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Re: Young Labrador limps after rest
Reply #7 - Oct 15th, 2016 at 8:09am
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How did you get on after seeing your vet Stagstalker?

I have just noticed the same thing with my pup (6 1/2) months old. Had a barely noticeable limp in front leg a few weeks back which was most noticeable when he got up from having been lying down asleep. A few days of rest he was fine then I noticed it again a couple of weeks later and again he was absolutely fine a day or two later. Thought he had just pulled a muscle playing the goat with our other dog.

Last night he came out of his kennel after dinner had a run around with our other dog in the yard and came inside and had a limp again. Barely noticeable this morning.

I'm taking him to the vet next week (not open weekends here) to get it fully and professionally assessed but using Dr Google it seems labs can be susceptible to panosteitis a sort of growing pain which supposedly they grow out of.

http://www.a-love-of-rottweilers.com/panosteitis.html

Obviously I'm not a vet but with no obvious or known trauma the above link matches the symptoms of my pup.
  

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Re: Young Labrador limps after rest
Reply #8 - Oct 21st, 2016 at 7:10pm
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Have you tried some flexwell products,,, glucosomine and msm . have my dog on it and he comes and goes with his limpy leg. Keeping the weight off when young is a good thing too.
  
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Re: Young Labrador limps after rest
Reply #9 - Oct 21st, 2016 at 8:48pm
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No haven't tried those products, just have him on Eukanuba large breed puppy food. Took him to the vet today and he thinks it is 'Pano' as mentioned above.

Absolutely no sign of a limp now and the vet wasn't concerned. I guess that's a good thing but will keep a bloody good eye on him.
  

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