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Thanks! I look forward to what you find!!
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Found it...although the bumps look a little lower than on your pup...

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Hmmm, I think what Portia has is different. She does limp a bit and the lump seems apart of the joint. I wish we could afford xrays...it sure would answer question to what exactly it is. If the vet didn't see anything on xray she would do an asperation and test the cells. She feels that due to her age cancer is very unlikely but the asperation would eliminate that. Currently, if I don't give her pain meds we are not seeing the limp. I give her the Rimadyl to help with the inflammation. She is VERY active which I am trying really hard to not allow her to run and jump. I can tell she really would like to zoom around the house. When I see that twinkle in her eye to zoom I put her in the kennel.
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Have you talked about a payment plan with your vet? Maybe pay a little of every month?
Does your vet have care credit possibly?
If not, why not start calling around town and find a vet that might help you out with a lower price for x-rays or a payment plan. You might also want to check with your humane society and see if they can help you out with a low price vet or some other help.
Some humane societies have their own vet clinics.
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Horses get that.. It is called a capped hock. It is a hygroma type situation usually from repetitive trauma. Not uncommon in big dogs like Danes. My Emmie had the same thing on an elbow as a pup. In theory, making sure the dog lays on soft things, helps, ha! With Emmie, it was just a matter of time...

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Update

Well, Portia's ankle (hock) swelling has gone down some. Not nearly as swollen as it was. She has been on Rimadyl, Tramadol, and Acepromazine. I only give her a half Aceprmazine in the evening to keep her quiet, the Rimadyl as prescribed 2x daily, and I give her the Tramadol just once a day rather the 2x a day. We've kept her 'quiet' (remember she is 8 months old so NOT easy) for the past month althought in the past couple of days or so has been a huge challenge to keeping her quiet. Consequently, it appears she has now injured her other leg!!! Tonight, She ran (a no no) on the wood floor and slipped, she began to limp on her right back foot and now she is afraid to walk anywhere in the house. When trying to get her to move I heard a pop sound...a sound I heard when she injured her left back leg a month ago. No swelling so far. She has been given her Rimadyl and Tramadol so we will see if once the meds. takes affect if she will be willing to move. I sure wish I knew what is wrong. Still can't afford xrays. I have a feeling that whatever it is may not be seen on xray, especially, now it is her other foot too! Anyway, that's the update. Feeling very discouraged right now.
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Poor girl. Have you asked your vet about a payment plan or explored care credit or called around to see if another vet could do the x-rays for cheaper?
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We simply aren't in a position to make payments I already make monthly payments for Portia's Wellness Plan which we got so we could make payments on all her shots, vet visits, which are free with the plan, and spay. We've been owned by 3 other goldens and have never had one ounce of health issue with them. I guess we've been lucky. :/
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What about contacting her breeder for help--not saying the breeder will pay for medical care, but perhaps can point you in the direction of a low cost doc or has experience with what your girl is going through. I just feel bad for the pup if her life is going to rely on being doped up on pain meds with no actual diagnosis. I know with my senior guy who was started on Rimadyl he has to have regular blood work taken to ensure he's not damaging his liver--is Portia being monitored for complications from the meds?
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