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      5 mo old limping

      Our 5 mo old (tomorrow) Black Lab Annie, came up limping yesterday morning. I first noticed it after she jumped off the bed. And then did not see it again until today. We were out practicing bumper retrieves and noticed it. She laid down in her bed when we got home, and when she got up to drink, the limp (R front) was quite noticeable. I was thinking resting, only leash walks and no rough play w/ her big brother for a few days. If no improvement, vet visit?? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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      I would rather take my dog to the vet right away if it was limping. Then again that is quite easy for me since I work in a clinic. Could be pano (happens to growing puppies), but best to know sooner rather than later what it is. I agree with the rest and no rough housing. I wouldn't even walk her, just out to potty and that's it. Hope it improves!
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      I don't have a lot of patience for resting my dogs beyond a very couple of days if they are persistently limping. I have been told to rest my pup for up to 2 weeks before the vet wanted to do x-rays. If you're resting for a few days before going to the vet, I agree, short leashed walks only, no playing with the older dog, no getting up on any furniture so there's no jumping off, I'd probably try to keep her off stairs for the same reason. She could have just tweaked something when she jumped off the bed, but this is also the age when panosteitis or elbow dysplasia sometimes appear. If you don't see some good improvement within a couple of days, I'd have a vet check her so you know you're on the right track.
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      5 mos is that age when pups have growth spurts. Sometimes the tendons can't keep up w/ the bone growth, etc, and pup is VERY susceptible to injuries. I've seen a fair number of pastern injuries in young pups for instance, and you can hope for this but 5 mos is also the age that elbow dysplasia can show too. I'd get to the vet and hopefully to one who knows how to do and read elbow xrays.
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      I had that happen to Milly a few weeks ago. She was limping. Ended out crating her for 2 days of rest and she was fine. I hope it all turns out okay. Please let us know

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      We did easy leash walks, no rough housing w/ big brother, and lifted her off the bed instead of jumping for 3 days. No sign of any limp or favoring it. But I will keep an eye for recurrence. Oh and in that time period, she ate my ears plugs (non toxic)....thanks for the advice!!

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      A few weeks ago, Lucy started limping after a playing with my neighbor's lab. This happened late on a Saturday afternoon, my vet was already closed. I took her to the vet on Monday morning; it turned out to be a sprain & after a few days of anti-inflamatory meds, no off leash play she was fine.

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      Maverick jumped out of my SUV and did the same thing. He still limps randomly but that was diagnosed as pano.

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      You really should not allow a growing puppy to jump off the bed at all. It is too stressful on their growing joints. Same with flying up and down steps and from vehicles. All are causes of many joint injuries in a growing puppy.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Maxx&Emma View Post
      You really should not allow a growing puppy to jump off the bed at all. It is too stressful on their growing joints. Same with flying up and down steps and from vehicles. All are causes of many joint injuries in a growing puppy.
      And this is why most breeders no longer warranty elbows. Many cases of "DJD" seem to be owner induced!

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