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Old 08-05-2007, 12:17 PM
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So Dash ran her little ass off yesterday, probably more hard running than I should've allowed her to do. She also played ROUGH with Eve and Dakota. Now today she's a little more whiney than usual, and doesn't want her rear legs messed with as much. While she't not limping, she does hesitate to move in in certain positions. I've felt up and down her legs and the hock joint feels a little "floppier" than normal. Could it be that her muscles are just sore and overworked? Or does this warrant a vet visit?

I'm always paranoid with a new puppy so I don't know what to do here. =/
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:05 PM
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Me personally I would have it checked out. I have found that some of the pure breeds can have a syndrome that the groove in their legs that the tendons lay into are not deep enough and the tendons move out of place and hurt until they get back in line. This can be fixed surgically. Is Dash kicking when he runs or lays down after play ? A good but not always sure sign is kicking out of the leg, that is how they snap them back into line. I would tend to worry about a puppy having sore legs.
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:57 PM
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I never knew about that Joyce. I haven't noticed any kicking but I'll keep an eye out for it. Her little legs are all over the place.

Of course my dad is freaking out and saying she has hip dysplasia but I will call the vet tonight and make an appt for her a little sooner. She's due in a week for vaccines but if it's something painful i don't want it to go on for that long.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:16 PM
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I know one of the first things a vet checks on a puppy is for a hernia.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:54 PM
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She has no hernia, I've gone over her repeatedly and she's fine in that department. It's definitely her left rear leg that's bothering her, but I can't tell WHERE it hurts. I'm concerned she's going to the vet this week for sure.
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She has no hernia, I've gone over her repeatedly and she's fine in that department. It's definitely her left rear leg that's bothering her, but I can't tell WHERE it hurts. I'm concerned she's going to the vet this week for sure.
Poor Dash (((hugs))) I hope its nothing major....keep us updated
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:04 PM
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Thanks Jess, I really hope it isn't either. I love this puppy so much already, and I'll love her even if she's defective but I sure hope it's just a minor injury and not something hereditary.
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I hope it's nothing too. Poor girl How are her parent's hips, elbows?
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:58 PM
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Sire and dam both passed OFA hips. Elbows weren't tested (not out of the ordinary for the breed, jfyi).
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I think/hope she just turned something wrong and it's like when you work out or play soccer for the first time...you just hurt afterwards for a few days.

But it's always a good idea to head to the vet if you're concerned!
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