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Hi, someone may recall several months ago I posted a question about KD limping on one leg. Let me be more specific - as she walked on our tile floor her foot would slide a little so it wasn't really a limp but it was very noticeable and she was walking very gingerly. When she gets excited she runs and jumps etc. After feeling her leg and doing a good inspection I felt sure it wasn't broken. That finally stopped and she has been fine. We take the girls to a place where they can run as fast as they want on occasion and she never seems to have any problem.

I've noticed in the past few days that she is now favoring her other front leg in the exact same way. The last two mornings I went to take them for a walk and she walked one block stopped looked up at me as if to say, "lets go home." So we did. We did ask the vet the last time but she had already gotten better. Anyway (sorry for the yadda, yadda) my question is does anyone know of a congenital problem they may get from their parents that could cause this? I'm sure the sliding on the tile floor doesn't help. I take them for two walks a day and the last two evening walks she seemed fine but my son took them tonight and KD got a few blocks away and wanted to come home so I drove to pick her up. She has spindly legs and has a few extra pounds so I am thinking she is pulling a muscle or something when she jumps from the back of the van onto grass. Has anyone else had a similar problem? If it's a muscle problem the vet can't find it in an xray. thanks
 

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Aren't your girls still young? It could be pano, which is essentially growing pains in young dogs. Hopefully, one of the breeders will respond with how long pano takes to resolve. I'm pretty certain there's no permanent damage, but it can go on for some weeks.
 

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I'm no vet

I'm no vet but I would definitely take her to the vet and have them examine her and take xrays.

Could it be that she tore an ACL? (ankle)

My Dog Smooch, tore the ACL in her right hind leg and yelped at the time and held it up and limped. We took her to vet and he felt it and then took xrays and Smooch had TPLO surgery a few days later and has been wonderful ever since. My Smooch is 10 years old, but I know it happens in younger dogs, too.
 

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Definitely take her to the vet as it could be many things. As for congenital problems, not sure of her age, but maybe Osteochondritis dessicans? It can be seen on an xray, not sure if the regular vet would recognize it vs. an ortho vet but have them look at all the joints, wrists, elbows, shoulders. Hope it's just growing pains, good luck.
 

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Hi, someone may recall several months ago I posted a question about KD limping on one leg. Let me be more specific - as she walked on our tile floor her foot would slide a little so it wasn't really a limp but it was very noticeable and she was walking very gingerly. When she gets excited she runs and jumps etc. After feeling her leg and doing a good inspection I felt sure it wasn't broken. That finally stopped and she has been fine. We take the girls to a place where they can run as fast as they want on occasion and she never seems to have any problem.

I've noticed in the past few days that she is now favoring her other front leg in the exact same way. The last two mornings I went to take them for a walk and she walked one block stopped looked up at me as if to say, "lets go home." So we did. We did ask the vet the last time but she had already gotten better. Anyway (sorry for the yadda, yadda) my question is does anyone know of a congenital problem they may get from their parents that could cause this? I'm sure the sliding on the tile floor doesn't help. I take them for two walks a day and the last two evening walks she seemed fine but my son took them tonight and KD got a few blocks away and wanted to come home so I drove to pick her up. She has spindly legs and has a few extra pounds so I am thinking she is pulling a muscle or something when she jumps from the back of the van onto grass. Has anyone else had a similar problem? If it's a muscle problem the vet can't find it in an xray. thanks

I'd want radiographs done of both the elbows and the shoulders. I'd want to eliminate either elbow dysplasia or OCD.
http://www.animalhealthchannel.com/ocd/index.shtml
 

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I appreciate the input. I've researched what everyone has said and (oh my God) it sounds like Pano - something I've never heard of before. I'll be taking her to the vet. She does seem depressed quite often. They are 19 months old. thanks so much.
 

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I appreciate the input. I've researched what everyone has said and (oh my God) it sounds like Pano - something I've never heard of before. I'll be taking her to the vet. She does seem depressed quite often. They are 19 months old. thanks so much.
Pano is more often seen in younger males. It would be unusual for a 19 month old bitch to have it. Pain will cause depression. If it is pano, lower the protein intake, crate rest, and an anti-inflammatory are indicated.

Let us know what the vet says.
 

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great pointgold, thanks. Finn's fan, I just reread your answer to this and It makes me feel a little better, that is if it is pano but after reading point gold now I'm not sure. Pointgold, just one more thing - sorry but this is worrisome for me - she began to limp when she was about 9 months old but we just thought she was sliding on the tile floor and didn't pay any attention because she ran and played and all. It has gone from one leg to the other. Both front legs.
 

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Alan, definitely get her to your vet. In the meantime, buffered aspirin (unless you happen to have an NSAID like Rimadyl in your doggie medicine cabinet) because any of the possiblities can be painful, restrict her activity to leash walking and crate rest, and don't let her wrestle with her sister.
 
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