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Limping In The Summer?


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Well last summer when I first got Sophie we did a lot of walking. Eventually she started limping and not really knowing this board well at all I just chalked it up to too much exercise and maybe a little arthritis. I got her onto some Joint Rejuv with her dinner and it seemed to go away. Well it kinda came back yesterday - this isn't a constant limp it's like maybe a stumble 3-4 times on a walk. I'm just wondering if maybe she's dragging her feet and tripping or something. She's been missing out on her joint rejuv for a little while as she's had kibble and roomies feed her a little bit but I'm just wondering if I should get her into the vet for an X-ray. If it's nothing I'd rather save the money and dump it into the house but if she needs it I'll definitely do it. Seems all I do is spend money on this leg of hers, first it was a snaggled dew claw (250) then a cut pad (85) and then 2 weeks ago I had to put my dear little mouse Qui down (120) so if you guys think it's just the arthritis I'll save myself a hefty vet bill but if you think it could be something else I'll get her in asap.

 

I just don't know if I'm overreacting :(

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Little stumbles may be nothing, but may also be neurological. I'd have a vet check her out, just to be sure there's nothing too serious going on. One test you can do yourself is to place her each of her feet (one at a time, not all at once!) knuckle down on the floor while she is standing. She should immediately right her foot and place it pad-side down. If she doesn't do it, there is likely a neurological problem.

 

Good luck!


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