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    I just got back from my hunting trip and I noticed during the trip Max started limping on his left front leg. The weird thing is that it just comes and goes. Yesterday during training I threw a mark for him and he ran out there but when he came to a stop I noticed the limp started again. I stopped what we where doing and took him home and within 30 minutes it was gone. I'm thinking he might have strained/sprained something but I'm starting to worry a ligament injury. What do you guys think?

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    Rest is best for now. Give him two weeks off.
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    Rest and see what happens. Mine rested was fine off and on. He went on like this for about a year than we found out it was a torn biceps. It was weird he could hunt, run a test never limp than go for a walk and come up lame.
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    I'm getting a little nervous that something major happened
    I do my best trying to help him down out of the vehicle but sometimes he is to quick for me to get a hold of him and I know my hunting partner didn't help him down. Last night he jumped out of the vehicle before I was ready and all I could do was grab his collar before he hit the ground. I slowed him down but when he landed he let out a yelp and took off running. Never limped after that. Hopefully its othingmajor and

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    I wasted alot of time & money at my local vet they took xrays which showed nothing because they don't show soft tissue injuries. They gave him pain meds and said to rest him for at least 6 weeks. Like I said this went off and on for a long time , rest helpled then he would limp. In training taking a right angle back always seemed to make the problem worse. I went to an orthopedic surgeon who did an exam took his own xrays ( his were digital and he couldn't use the ones from my vet) he suggested going in with a scope finding the problem and fixing it all at one time, rather than a doing a costly mri , than having to go in anyway. My dog had a torn biceps and a small tear in another tendon.
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    These little guys are just like athletes. They get minor dings all the time. I can't count the number of times I have had mine and client dogs limp for a bit. So far, knock on wood, it has just been minor dings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmhr1 View Post
    Rest and see what happens.
    Rest means - crate rest and leash walks to potty
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    Friend has a dog he was going to run in the MNH this year, he comes down for training & a NAHRA test, prior and during one of the setup his girl comes up with a limp, seems to be in pain. We give her an aspirin and he rests her the rest of the day. She's fine in the morning, runs the weekend test passes both days. Goes home, more training, limp comes back, rest her. But now nationals is coming up, no one wants to take an injured dog cross country. So he takes her to the vet, x-ray reveals partially torn ALC, surgery, No National.

    Hope Rest will take care of your dog, but if the limp seem to come and go, you might have a bigger problem. Rest for sure but keep an eye on it.
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    Vague intermittent lameness is a symptom of tick-born diseases, couldn't hurt to run a tick panel before it's too late to effectively treat.

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