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Limping border collie

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Lauramc, Apr 14, 2011.


  1. Lauramc

    Lauramc PetForums Newbie

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    Hi. My 11 month border collie has developed a really bad limp on one of his back legs. He is practically a 3 legged dog at the moment! Not sure if he is a hypochondriac as he has had 3 separate limps on 3 different paws in the last 3-4 weeks although this one seems worse than the previous two. I have checked his pads and felt all around his paw and leg and can't see or feel any problems. He isn't whining when I touch it but I have seen him chewing at his paw a few times leading up to the limp. Any ideas or is it a trip to the vet?
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  2. Stephen&Dogs

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    Wrong place for a thread like this, Check dog chat.
     
  3. Lauramc

    Lauramc PetForums Newbie

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    I have a 11 month old border collie who has developed a severe limp on his back leg. He will go for a walk fairly normally but around the house is only putting weight on his other 3 paws. Not sure if he is a hypochondriac as he has had 3 limps on 3 different paws over the last 3-4 weeks. I have checked his pads and felt all around his paw and leg without him flinching. Any ideas or is it a trip to the vet?
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  4. Lauramc

    Lauramc PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks just found that!
     
  5. rona

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    How long has the limp been going on?
    I would cut out the walks altogether for a day or two and if the leg is still bad, go to the vet.
    Some dogs are wimps and will overreact, others tough it out, but most hide it if are doing something they love
     
  6. Stephen&Dogs

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    He could have Hip dysplasia as it is common in border collie's, Although I'm no vet but I would pop down to the nearest vet as soon as possible.
     
  7. Lauramc

    Lauramc PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks both. Will see how he goes for a day or two and then make a trip to the vet. The thing that made me waver on the vet is the fact that he has had two other short lived limps in the last couple of weeks. They are too clever these collies some times so wasn't sure if it was an attention seeking ploy!!
     
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