Guest GreyKatie Posted February 20, 2012 Share Posted February 20, 2012 Nite (Darcass the Nite, 6 years old, 95 pounds) has become increasingly lame in his forelimbs since early January. I thought we were being too active, so we gave him a break on the exercise for a few weeks. It seems that things are getting worse. We had him at OSU two weeks ago for blood donation. We mentioned the limp, and they told us they didn't see it. They had an orthopedist do a quick check, and didn't find anything. They gave us some meds to treat a sore on his upper right leg. He'd been licking it incessantly and it was raw and oozing. While I was concerned that the licking stemmed from pain in the shoulder/bones, they said they couldn't find anything like that. They told us that if he's still limping in a month to bring him in again. It's two weeks later, the wound is healed, and he's still limping. I had him out Friday night and he refused to walk on concrete (or basically anything except grass). I had read that this is a classic sign of corns, so I checked out his pads. Some of his pads on his forefeet are very hard, and he pulls back when we squeeze them gently (he doesn't pull back when we do the same thing to his "normal" pads). We felt that we saw some circular spots on his pads that could be corns, so we took him back to OSU. There were no greyhound vets on staff when we took him in, and the vet on duty told us she didn't see him limping and couldn't find anything wrong with his feet. We are not crazy. He is limping and painful. He no longer even gets up on the couch for walks, whereas he used to come running, pawing at the door to get out. He can't even handle short walks on hard surfaces outdoors. What is wrong with my dog? We've fostered a lot of dogs, but he is our first greyhound as our own pet, and we've never faced this. We're upset that we can't find the cause of this. Help?! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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