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Intermittent Hind Leg Limp


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Guest Swarley

Swarley (2 yr old male) has had an occasional limp in both his back legs that we noticed as soon as we brought him home 2 months ago. It only appears from time to time and switches from his left and right hind legs. We took him to the vet and she did a physical examination on him and said that it could be a partially torn ligament and to not let him run or anything for a few weeks. We did that but it seems to have made no difference and we're concerned of what might be causing this problem.

 

Does anyone have any advice to offer on this? I'm very scared because I've been reading a lot about bone cancer, etc in greyhounds and I always tend to fear the worst.

 

Thanks guys.

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Swarley (2 yr old male) has had an occasional limp in both his back legs that we noticed as soon as we brought him home 2 months ago. It only appears from time to time and switches from his left and right hind legs. We took him to the vet and she did a physical examination on him and said that it could be a partially torn ligament and to not let him run or anything for a few weeks. We did that but it seems to have made no difference and we're concerned of what might be causing this problem.

 

Does anyone have any advice to offer on this? I'm very scared because I've been reading a lot about bone cancer, etc in greyhounds and I always tend to fear the worst.

 

Thanks guys.

 

Don't let your mind jump to that 'cancer place'. (That being said I tend to do that myself!) But do call back the vet and let her know that rest has not solved the problem. He may need some anti-inflammatory meds.

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Swarley (2 yr old male) has had an occasional limp in both his back legs that we noticed as soon as we brought him home 2 months ago. It only appears from time to time and switches from his left and right hind legs. We took him to the vet and she did a physical examination on him and said that it could be a partially torn ligament and to not let him run or anything for a few weeks. We did that but it seems to have made no difference and we're concerned of what might be causing this problem.

 

Does anyone have any advice to offer on this? I'm very scared because I've been reading a lot about bone cancer, etc in greyhounds and I always tend to fear the worst.

 

Thanks guys.

 

Don't let your mind jump to that 'cancer place'. (That being said I tend to do that myself!) But do call back the vet and let her know that rest has not solved the problem. He may need some anti-inflammatory meds.

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Guest Spencers_Greyt

Have you checked his pads for corns? If you do a search here you will find information and photos of corns. Buzz has a corn and when it gets bad he will start limping.

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