Guest LashandRed Posted July 30, 2008 Share Posted July 30, 2008 We have just about reached our frustration point.and I just don't know what to do. Our boy Red, who is only 4 years old, several weeks ago was running around, and came up with a limp in his left front leg. It was minor at first we thought it was something he stepped on, so we checked his paws and found nothing (that we could see). During the week the limp got progressively more pronounced, so we took him to the vet. The vet looked, she couldn't see any place on his foot or pads or between his toes where there might have been a puncture where possibly a thorn or piece of glass might of ended up. There appears to be no swelling when compared to the other foot. We checked for corns but we haven't found any yet. She gave us a pain killer and we were to "monitor" him. He was okay on the pain killer but I didn't like that because it just masked the pain but once that was finished after 4 days the limping got worse. The limp was more pronounced on hard surfaces so to me this means that something is causing pain from the pressure. Either from the bottom of the foot or coming down from the shoulder. He was standing more on his toes, and not on his back pad. Now he is a stoic guy, no yipping, and gives no indication of being in pain when we squeeze any of his pads. Okay so now we go back to the vet, this time I want X-rays. So poor guy is medicated, and X-rays are taken of both front feet to compare the bones. Nothing, everything looks normal. So today the limping is by far the worse, now he won't even put the paw down. I just don't know what to do. Is there anything like a dog chiropractor, could he have thrown his shoulder or back out or something like that? What about doggy massage? There is a canine physio-therapist but I am not sure about physio for something that hasn't been diagnosed? I just don't know what to do and it is killing me to see him struggle just to walk. Any ideas would really be a help. Ideas we have had so far are, 1) dislocated a toe, 2) muscle strain in the shoulder, 3) fallen arch? thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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