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Puppy 15 weeks is intermittently limping seems to favor back

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Puppy 15 weeks is intermittently limping seems to favor back right foot
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am sorry to hear that your Cocker has this intermittent lameness. It can potentially be a strain or sprain that restriction of stairs/ steps and running/ jumping for a week may resolve or can potentially be an issue with a patellar luxation or floating kneecap that is intermittently popping out causing the lameness.For now restriction, rotating warm and cool compresses on the leg in ten minute intervals, and massage from toes to hip and back down again if she will allow to provide relief and if it continues please have a veterinary orthopedic exam to rule out an issue with the patella or otherwise. CLICK HERE for more information on patellar luxationsPlease let me know how else I can assist you both today If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
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