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Hi this is Dr. Hill. Is there any possibility that Roxie could have gotten in to rat poison? Do you have any on the property or does she roam?
Okay, with blood in urine, I needed to be sure. How big is Roxie? what breed?
Okay. so with a chronic rear limb lameness there are a couple of potential causes. A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, it is typical for it to break down over time and causes episodic inflammation and lameness, a luxating patella (typically congenital and noticed by a local vet), osteoarthritis and last, depending on where you live, tick born diseases.
With the blood in her urine and the increased frequency of urination, it is most likely that she has a urinary tract infection. She need to have a urinalysis with your local veterinarian as soon as possible. They can start her on medications that will make her feel better pretty quickly. They can also do an orthopedic exam and locate the discomfort in her leg.
Sorry, did you see my post?
Ok must be a glitch. I will repost. Sorry. A chronic rear limb lameness can be a number of different things. A rupture anterior cruciate ligament (typically breaks down over time and causes episodic inflammation and lameness), a luxating patella (typically congenital), osteoarthritis and last (depending on where you live) tick born disease.
With blood in her urine and the increase frequency of urination, it is most likely that he has a urinary tract infection
She needs to have a urinalysis with your local veterinarian as soon as possible. They can start her on medications that will make her feel better pretty quickly. They can also do n orthopedic exam and locate which part of her leg is painful. Less commonly, you can have a neurologic problem with nerve entrapment causing the pain.
The only way I can link the two is if she had bleeding in to a joint and bleeding in to her bladder from a rodenticide ingestion. However, the chronicity of the limp makes that extremely unlikely.
Yes, Unfortunately there is always the possibility of osteosarcoma (bone cancer). An X-ray would help determine if this is a possibility
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