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Right front leg limping
 
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aidamone
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:34 pm   Post subject:  Right front leg limping Back to top 

Faustus is now nearly 9 months old and is about 120lbs. On Sunday, I noticed that he was limping on his front right leg. He still uses the leg and put weights on it, but is favoring it. He does not seem to be in pain, no crying or whinning or anything else. After a bit of running and playing in the yard, his limp gets more pronounced. So for the last couple of days we have been restricting his activity. I have not seen him fall or hurt himself, but he does play rough with Ladybug all the time.

Anyhow, any suggestions on what it could be and what we should do? Does hip displacia generally only happen on the hips (rear legs)? I do not think it is an ACL because I would imagine he would be more painful. What about Pano, does it usually affect only one leg?

Thanks- worried mommy

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weebit29
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:51 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

Pano would be my best guess.. but I honestly don't know. If it continues have the vet take a look.
Try to get him to rest it, crated if he has to be
Missy

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CentIAMastiffDaddy
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:05 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

It could be pano. Here's a brief article about it.
http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/depano.html

From the article it sounds like if it is pano it doesn't matter whether they are active or quiet. Is that true?

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