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Last night on our way to bed Sam, who is 13, had trouble walking and had to be helped. He has very shaky hind end even at a good time but this was more. Looked him over and his left hind foot swollen and above to the joint (I would call it ankle in us maybe). This morning still very swollen, but on examining it the pain is not in the paw where I thought it would be but further up like a 2-3 inches above the paw. Waiting for vet to open, hoping it is an infection. Does osteo sometimes present like this? Any thoughts? He cannot put weight on that foot.

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I don't know if i have any answers to your questions, but, just want to wish Sam well. I am just around the corner, if you need me.

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We had to let Sam go. It was not what I had hoped, an infection, instead the paw had begun oozing fluid and blood because there was a blockage further up. This all due, the vet suspects, to a tumor beneath the spine which had grown and was cutting off the circulation to the leg. He had enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area as well. He was definitely in stress and altho the vet said we could try some meds but he thought we would be back tomorrow or certainly in a week. It would have been selfish to put Sam through another day or week knowing what was happening. He was a sweet boy and I will post in remembrance in the next day or so.

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

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:( I'm so sorry. Hugs to you in your loss.

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I am so very sorry.

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I am so very sorry for your loss.

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We are new to the forum but our first post is to say how very sorry we are about Sam. Please take comfort that your precious boy is no longer in pAin and you did the best thing for him. So so sorry, Mary and Manny

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I am so sorry for your loss. Last year we had to let our Sam go. He had osteo. We kept him pain free as long as we could, I still cry when I think of him. He was such a joy and sweet. He one time had ten kids petting him at the park and he was so gentle . We have a new male, he makes me laugh every day, but cannot take Sams place. Gotta go, tears now.

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