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11year pit mix limping on left front, foot cold to touch

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11year pit mix limping on left front, foot cold to touch compared to other feet
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How long has his leg been like this?

Is he dragging it? Does he appear to have any feeling or pain with it?

Any history of health issues (ie heart, marrow issues, etc)?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Intermittent limping. No other health issues. Paw cold to touch compared to other three. Had back surgery 5 years ago, 3 discs involved. Currently on NSAID, gabapentin, tramadol
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Thank you,

My apologies that we seem to be playing a bit of time zone tag.

In any case, this chilled paw is concerning. If he has use of it (no paralysis) then I would be wary of a possible partial obstruction or reduction of blood flow to this foot. We can see this with clots partially obstructing the blood vessels that feed the leg but can also see this if a lymph node or mass is compressing those vessels. And I would note that that reduced flow could certainly cause him to struggle with the foot intermittently (just as we do when our foot "falls asleep").

Now since he is on so many pain relief and anti-inflammatories already, I would suggesting ringing his vet to discuss this. We'd not expect this to be related to his previous surgery, but we'd want to head off any other issues here. If they feel he is neurologically normal, then we may need to check his heart health (since that can be the source of clots) with a heart scan +/- check for any compression of the local blood vessels for this leg. Otherwise, we may need to consider blood thinners or further testing to get to the root of what is decreasing blood flow such to cause these signs for him.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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