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    Default Billy has a random limp.

    ....what can I do?

    its not all the time but when he's been asleep a while and wakes up he limps on his front right leg.

    What do I do....we'll be at the vets after the New Years anyway having urine checks for crystals....should I take him now for this limp...he can go days without it bothering him...or will he be ok waiting??
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    Default Re: Billy has a random limp.

    See how he is in the morning. The vet should probably see him when he is limping. Take a video too, just in case it doesn't act up before you go in. Since it's an intermittent problem I'd wait unless it deteriorates further.

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    Default Re: Billy has a random limp.

    I think, if he walks off the periodic limp it could just be that his leg fell asleep durning his nap. It doesn't hurt to give a joint supplement to these guy's cause eventually they all get kinda stiff sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    I think, if he walks off the periodic limp it could just be that his leg fell asleep durning his nap. It doesn't hurt to give a joint supplement to these guy's cause eventually they all get kinda stiff sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    Which is best? Glucosamine?

    Ange I give the twenty paws comprehensive joint protection call Regenex . for horses, they make for dogs too, but I get more bang for my buck with a more potent strength using a eye dropper to measure the dose for each.
    It's all in one Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM I keep it in their regular diet and they stay nice and lose, Jack at eight years old is so bow legged and he periodically walks funny cause he chases stuff.
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    Exactly what Sherry said!! It has to include all three - glucosamine, chondritin and MSM.

    At the vet visit ask them to check Billy for luxating patellas.

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    Default Re: Billy has a random limp.

    Bruno sometimes does this when he wakes up. It's always his back leg. I have put it down to his leg going to sleep or laying in a position for a while. A bit like what happens to us.

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    Default Re: Billy has a random limp.

    id wait on it angie if its intermittant. well glucosamine and chondroitin and msm. sarah is using something now with these plus tart cherries and omegas in it also which is really helping her.

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    Default Re: Billy has a random limp.

    I agree with everyone just wanted to give Sweet Billy a

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    Default Re: Billy has a random limp.

    I agree with the video. If you can, get it for them to see. I think you should be able to wait especially if it usually happens only after waking up....and usually he can walk it off.

    (shhhhhhhh.....this has been happening to me a lot lately too)

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    I agree it does not sound like an emergency, best to try to get that video because likely he will be stretched out by the time you get there. He has grown a LOT in the past month too, could be growing pains.


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    Default Re: Billy has a random limp.

    yes I take a video of my girls all the time when I begin noticing things that are different and it really helps so she can see what I am talking about. My vet told me she is happy that I do this for her because some dogs act different when they go to the vet. Sometimes explaining it to the vet can not give them the real visual that we are trying to let them know about.

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