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3 of the 6 Greys I've had got osteosarcoma. One at age 7 and one at age 8. Yesterday, Cinder and I went for a 2 mile hike in a mostly snow covered woods yesterday. Today her front wrist is swollen. She's not limping but seemed less enthusiastic about going for a walk today. I'm trying not to jump to conclusions but ...

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Guest IrskasMom

Maybe the Hike was a bit much , especially in Snow . Give it some time and maybe a little Massage and a Painpill and she will recover.

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Guest Alichou

Remember, the cold sometimes can cause their limbs to be sore, especially if they are not wearing boots. Their skin is so thin and the bones very prominent. Try a heating pad or hot water bottle to see if that helps. There is a good chance it's just been over exhausted or she's sprained it.

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Maybe the Hike was a bit much , especially in Snow . Give it some time and maybe a little Massage and a Painpill and she will recover.

We did a similar hike the previous weekend without issue. She's use to hikes. I gave her as aspirin when I first noticed it. I plan to give her a dose of metacam tonight.

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I gave her as aspirin when I first noticed it. I plan to give her a dose of metacam tonight.

Please don't give her the Metacam if you gave her an aspirin this morning. The two are not safe to use together.

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Please don't give her the Metacam if you gave her an aspirin this morning. The two are not safe to use together.

I won't then. Thanks.

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Yep, our minds do tend to go to the worst case scenario. Quite possible she just stepped on something buried under the snow

and twisted it a little. Good thoughts coming that it's nothing more.

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Sending good thoughts. :goodluck

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Good thoughts for Cinder. I hope it's nothing serious.

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I really hope it isn't serious...

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I hope she'll be OK.

 

(4/6 losses to OS for me. I understand jumping to conclusions.)

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Just throwing this out as a possibility. If you look at Cinder's race lines there is a gap from Jan 2007 to Aug 2007. She might have had an injury and was worked back. Sometimes those old injuries flair up and cause some limping. My dog Harry had a stopper bone injury and he will sometimes limp on his front leg and it will also swell up. I just reduce his activity level and in a few days he is fine. Hope it's nothing serious with Cinder.

 

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praying it's just a temporary thing!! :hope :Hope

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The swelling had lessened by this morning but wasn't gone. I called the Vet and took her in this afternoon. As we're waiting for the appointment, the vet tech said they needed to take another sample of blood as there was a problem with the lab machine when they were processing the one from Saturday. Cinder had her annual Saturday morning. That's when it finally dawned on me that they took blood and maybe that's what caused the edema. Doh! The Vet examined her and didn't find an injury. She's only had one other case of a blood draw causing edema but it's possible. We're waiting and watching and treating with aspirin. It's still a little swollen.

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I hope it's nothing serious! I have been there with osteo (my heart dog at age 8). I am not a vet but in my experience with lameness (had all kinds of non fatal lameness issue with my greys over the years) it tends to be somewhat less serious when it's acute, such as an injury. With osteo is starts off kind of slowly and gradually the lameness increases. So hopefully your girl's lameness is due to something not too serious.

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