Hi, my Chappie was born last October! He is almost 60 lbs already! He grew up Soooooo fast!! He was very lean until this month but eats like a horse! He finally started to appear thicker and not look like I never feed him lol.
My concern is He has been limping for a few weeks now. His vet thinks it's growing pains and so does the breeder. Does not recommend xrays. Just limit activity and tramadol. 2nd opinion vet did blood work, nothing there. Was looking for Lyme mainly. It comes and goes, or rather it's always sore to him but after mild activity he limps more obviously for the rest of the day. It's so hard to limit his activity. I just hate leaving him crated extensively. He is good in it but it breaks my heart to look at him looking at me with those pleading sad eyes! I feel like a bad mommy for not getting xrays. Or the pen Hip (sp?) Test. It sometimes appears his back end or hips are sore or whatbbly too, that's why I worry it could be dysplasia! But mainly it's his front right shoulder. He has even whines in pain a few times getting up or down, and hesitates to jump on furniture. Not as playful due to the pain. Should I get x-rays and pen Hip or is it safe to assume it's just growing pain? It breaks my heart to see him in pain 😢