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Rear leg lameness

by Peter Charnley
(Yorkshire, England)

Our Jack Russell is now 8 years old. She has limbed for a couple of years on and off. This has not seemed to give her any pain and she has been able to run still using all four legs. The VET said they could do something but it may not be successful. The limp has suddenly got worse. Any thoughts?

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Feb 23, 2014
toenails causing limp?
by: Diane

This sounds too easy to be the problem, but are you sure your dog's toenails aren't overly long? Sometimes toenails can get crossed which causes only enough discomfort that the dog limps a little until it resolves itself. Can be hard to see if the hair between the toenails is long. Just a thought.

Feb 09, 2014
Jack limping back leg
by: James

It concerns me that this has been going on for so long and your vet hasn't done anything. Have you tried anti inflammatory drugs and a period of rest to see if that helps. If that doesn't work then maybe an x-ray is in order to see if there is any breaks or fractures.

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