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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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7 yr old limping.. help !

I have a 7 yr old male (strictly indoors) that began limping about a month ago. He was crying and acted like he had hurt his leg. Immediately took him to the vet and they did bloodwork and x rays and all that and found nothing wrong. Said he was very healthy..no bone trauma sign or arthritis or anything and concluded it was a sprain. Gave him a steroid injection and tramadol for pain to be given at home for a week. Seemed to get better but is now limping again about 50% of the time. Acts like he feels fine and isn't in pain..just the limping. It's the back left leg. Any thoughts on this? I'd like to take him back to the vet (a different one) but really can't afford another $400 vet bill! Thanks so much!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 07:05 PM
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Re: 7 yr old limping.. help !

Did they take a spinal view as well as his leg? I wonder if it's a problem with his back.

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Re: 7 yr old limping.. help !

I am not really sure. I assume so. The vet said he did the x rays from every angle and that he "manipulated the joints" under the x ray so I am not sure. That is a good thought though. If I take him back to the vet, I am going to a different one (personal issue with one of the staff at the original vet) but I am really hoping to avoid having to take him back. He gets VERY upset/aggressive and has to be sedated even to be examed.
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