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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Alexandraj, Nov 26, 2020.


  1. Alexandraj

    Alexandraj PetForums Newbie

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    I have a border/Lakeland terrier aged 5 neutered dog.
    Last week his back legs went lame and uncoordinated took him to the vets and they couldn’t find anything wrong after the initial assessment - sent him home with loxicam pain relief even though he couldn’t walk properly.
    This week he is sitting funny with his back leg splayed, constant licking of the area and cannot settle at all. I have examined the area and cannot find any sores, however he does growl which usually he doesn’t do to me.
    I have recently changed his food gradually onto a new diet plan with no upset stomach problems or back end problems.

    I’d appreciate any advice
     

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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I think you need some further diagnostics.

    I would imagine x-rays first, then maybe an MRI if needed.
     
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    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

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    I would have thought that if it were hips or spine your Vet would have spotted it but....?
     
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    Alexandraj PetForums Newbie

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    I’d of thought so also.. She did a full physical assessment and said nothing was wrong.. but there clearly was.
    I just got told to go back if no improvement for X-rays/Ct scans etc
    I just wanted to seek advice before going down that expensive route
     
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    I think that was sensible. Nothing obvious so give it 2 or 3 weeks to see if it recovers then go back for further investigation. You would not expect the doctor to examine you, and then send you for xrays and scans when there was nothing obvious wrong. He is obviously very uncomfortable so I would take him in next week and get at least xrays done.
     
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    Alexandraj PetForums Newbie

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    Just so distressing seeing your dog not his usual self
    Yes I will be taking him back for further investigations as it’s not normal for him. Thanks for all your advice!
     
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