Hi everyone. We have 2 Indian dogs Khaleesi almost 6 and Takota who will be 3 in March. Takota is a really playful dog with lots of energy. He catches a frisbee like a pro. In fact I have never had a dog that just knew how to play like him. He plays tug of war great, he is the best at fetch and he is a pro at hide and go seek. Last week though we noticed he had some pain in his right leg. He sleeps with my son and he no longer is able to jump on the bed. When he tries to get on the couch he has to go one foot at a time and no longer jumps. Last Friday he was just laying on the couch and then started crying in pain for about 30 seconds and would not put his right leg down for a few minutes. Hes walking fine and can even trot but he can not do any explosive movements like jumping and sprinting. I took him to the vet and he placed him on some anti inflammatory's and gave us some pain pills hoping this will work. He noticed he reacted more when the vet got to his right hip area. If this does not work we will have to get him x ray's. Has anyone experienced anything like this with their dogs?
Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:50 PM
So sorry to hear about poor Takota! Our Wyot is only 16 months old, but AI dogs, as active as they are, anything is possible...it's hard to get them to rest, but perhaps he will, and together with the anti-inflammatory, he will get better soon. I wish him a speedy recovery!
Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:57 AM
Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:40 AM
Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:39 PM
Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:58 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone. His weight is good. He is in terrific shape. The vet checked his heart one time and could see how nervous he was but said "boy this is some athlete, hie's terrified but his heart rate is low for being so scared." Still not much improvement as of now. We've been keeping him quiet but he is dying to play.
Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:07 PM
Coffey is 2.5 yrs. He has a little different situation. Someday I will make a thread about it. He is in Physical Therapy now - for months and he has pulled muscles & tendons more often since we started therapy because it is correcting posture that he got out of whack from injuries. We are retraining the muscles to support him better to have LESS soft tissue injuries ....
We had X-rays, front & back, been to Vets and Ortho surgeon specialists. It is NOT congenital. No dysplasia. Injuries caused by him. He runs fast and hit a hole in the ground when a puppy and rolled and the speed pushed his shoulder blade over and flattened the socket. He compensated well for the new alignment, has great range of motion but it is cascading elsewhere into spasms & pulled muscles.
I remember Kim has cautioned to monitor the types of exercise because these dogs have more flexible joints as puppies. Well Boy do they!!!!!!
We have kept Coffey leashed to us for a week or so at a times when soft tissue injuries come up to restrict his movement or he would still run all over the place.
All this under Vets supervision. Supplements too.
X-Rays are expensive but worth it to know what is going on. Coffey had one injury that didn't swell for 3 days and he didn't limp until it swelled.
That was broken front toes and they had started healing so Vet said it was too late to just splint.
He doesn't let us know he is in pain. He has tried to go around three legged (back right leg foot in air) - I know what you are talking about.
He is like the energizer bunny and just keeps going!!!!!!
Good luck!!!! I know it is hard to get these dogs to rest. Of course It IS better to help them heal now than keep repeating injuries.
Please let us know how it goes
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