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My name is ***** ***** & our 2.6 year old Lab limps when…

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Hello my name is ***** ***** & our 2.6 year old Lab limps when walking but runs, jumps and is very active, should I be concerned?

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She only limps walking, isn't showing pain & her gait is perfect when running

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Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your pup is limping. Does he limp on the same leg every time or does it switch around?

I would be very concerned about bone or joint problems if he is limping regularly. Things to consider include hip dysplasia, knee problems like a partially torn ACL, shoulder problems or even neck problems.

I would recommend taking him to your regular vet for an orthopedic exam. This will localize the pain and then they will be able to take x-rays to see if there are problems.

Does this help? Do you have any more questions?

Dr. Amanda

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi,

How is your dog tonight? Any more limping today? Do you have any more questions for me?

Dr. Amanda

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