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No the ccl has not been checked.
Yes only when she is going down the stairs or urinating does the leg come up. She runs and jumps/leaps with out any problems.
She does not kick leg or at any other time.
No red stains under her eyes or feet.
She does not chew at feet.
I have tried 3 types of food: pedigree, science diet hypoallergenic, and natural baXXXXX XXXXXmited ingredients.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Well she is a 15 month old dog and I cannot remember her not lifting that leg when squatting to urinate- didnt think much of it until we started trying to figure out why peridoically she would scratch at air and them squeel. Initially we thought it was allergies but that doesnt look like the problem. She is a very hyper player- loves to play fetch, dive in pool, play chase- nothing is slowing her down.
She will also tilt her head right before she scratches at air and squeels
Great question- I am 90% confident it is the same leg but to be honest its not something I tracked until I started thinking it may be a symptom of her problem
Thanks I was really hoping to get an answer to the squeeling as I think the leg issue is related. But if it is two issues- why would she be able to run and jump without having issue with leg then? She is wicked fast and I dont think if she had doggies version of ACL that would be the case.
With my pup, I had my vet do VARL testing (more info here: http://www.varlallergy.com/ ), which determined exactly what he was allergic to (turns out he's allergic to ragweed and a specific type of pollen), which made it easier to control his contact with the items he's allergic to. As a side note...many, many, many dogs are highly allergic to corn and corn products, so it could very well be that if any of the dog foods you're using contain corn, that could be part of his problem.
We also began using the medication Atopica (more info here: http://www.atopica.com/ ), which helped control his itching and made him a happier guy. Atopica is sort of the 'big gun', and once we got my dog's allergies under control, we were able to switch to Temaril P instead (which is less expensive and it only takes 1/4 tablet once a day to keep my dog's allergies in check).
Well I really want to understand why she scratches at air and squeels- its like she is in pain.
I understand that- she actually got a depo shot to help it. May be more related to swelling around here spinal column then allergies. It just doesnt appear to be related to allergies as much as a physical issue with her.
I understand but I think the symptoms are related versus independent of eachother. If we take the stance that the symptoms are intertwined then the issue has to be more a physical issue/ genetic issue. If that is the case, then the question is what could cause all of these symptoms.
Actually caudal occipital malformation would cause all of this but that has been ruled out by mri