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I got her an appointment tomorrow morning at 10:30, I have to work all day so my dad is off and he offered to take her, otherwise the next appointment available would be friday night at 7. I posted last week that she started limping, I couldn't tell which front foot or if it was both. Took her to the vet, he checked her, felt her legs, pulled them, did a lymes test, and found nothing. (Needless to say she wasn't limping at the vet, so I felt a little stupid:doh:, I hate when they do that!) He gave her a Depo-medrol injection (she also had spot where she was chewing/itching) he said it would help with the itching and maybe help with her joints. He told me to watch her the next 4-5 days, no running, jumping, etc. Well it's been a week, I have been crate resting her, and she only goes out on the leash, and the limping is worse. It is her right front leg. Poor girl, gimping, holding her paw, I pity her, she's in pain. :(
I gave my dad all the information, so he knows what to tell the vet. I just don't know what else to do. So please spare some healing wishes for my girl, I will update tomorrow night after work.
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I pray that it will be something easily taken care of. Please give her a big kiss. Let us know what the vet says tomorrow.
 

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I'm sorry you are going through this.
FWIW, Bennett did not well on IM Depo-Medrol. He had it twice and each time it worked for less than 24 hours. The vet put huge stickers on his file so he wouldn't get it again.
 

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Did the vet check for other tick borne diseases? Lyme isn't the only one that causes limping. Here's hoping it's something simple! How old is Nellie?
 

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Praying for Nellie's vet visit. When you can please let us know what the vet said.

Has Nellie had x-rays? Could she have turn an ACL in her leg?
My Golden Smooch, who is 10 years old turn one in her right hind leg and Limped and then wouldn't put her leg down. I had let her out and she flew down the patio steps and when she got to the bottom Smooch YELPED very LOUD!! She tore her ACL.
 

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Anaplasmosis (a tick disease) comes to mind.
Limping and a temp were the symptoms my huy had but started w/limping. The vet's couldn't see it at first and it moved from leg to leg. Finally ran a blood panel and no lyme but positive for anaplasmosis.

30 days of doxycycline took care of it...

Good luck and keep us posted!
 

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Thanks everyone. The vet still found nothing,felt her legs, no inflamation, and nothing on the x-rays. Today he did do x-rays. He told my dad to give her an aspirin a day to see if that helps. The only other thing he said is that it could have been some kind of chip, but if it were that, she should have shown signs of it by age 2? Sorry, my dad took her to the vet, I had to work so this information is from him.
He gave us a number to a referral center. Right now, I just don't know what to do.
 

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Thanks everyone. The vet still found nothing,felt her legs, no inflamation, and nothing on the x-rays. Today he did do x-rays. He told my dad to give her an aspirin a day to see if that helps. The only other thing he said is that it could have been some kind of chip, but if it were that, she should have shown signs of it by age 2? Sorry, my dad took her to the vet, I had to work so this information is from him.
He gave us a number to a referral center. Right now, I just don't know what to do.

Can you call the vet tomorrow and ask them for the full explanation? Will they give that to you? I think it will make you feel better if you fully understand what the vet said, directly from the vet.
 

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Ph, poor pretty Nellie. I hope that whatever the problem it heals soon and she stops limpng.
 

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If I read your post correctly, Nellie is 2 years old? This may be a bit of a stretch, but has your vet examined her for panosteitis? Brady started limping when he was 5-6 months old and was diagnosed with this. The limping stopped around 8-9 months old, and it's come back recently now that he's going through his final growth spurt. I've read several articles that it can occur anywhere from 4 months to 2 years of age. It's usually not visible in x-rays unless it's in a certain state of inflammation when the x-rays are taken. But there is a clinical test your vet should know how to do...they put pressure directly on the affected bone (in Brady's case it was the humerus of his left front leg) and that's when they finally got a reaction from him (he yelped). That too needs to be done when the limping is active. Because the limping varies from day to day, they will not react on better days.
 

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Yes and he found nothing. She is still limping:(
Did he send the test out to a lab or do it at his office? If he didn't send it out, ask him to do so. Robbie had lymes but the snap test in the vet's office didn't find it, the lab report showed it and the vet was really surprised. It totally explained the limping and overall pain Robbie was experiencing.

I'm assuming he did xrays and didn't find anything either? Soft tissue injuries won't show on xrays and take a long time to heal.
 

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Stacey, just reading this poor Nellie hope they can figure out what is causing the limping.

Maybe she needs some American Cheese..sending prayers for my favorite Girl!
 
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