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    The other day I noticed Harley (2yo in January) get off the couch when I got home and she limped over to me.. I checked her feet and joints.. Couldn't find anything wrong.. I let her outside and watched her and she took off running like she was just faking.. Didn't think much of it.. Silly girl..

    Well today she won't put any weight on it.. I know she is very lazy.. Probably over weight.. And not exercised like she should be..

    We cut back her food this week.. Not sure if I should walk her on it..? Hoping it gets better..? Or wait for her weight to drop..? Maybe that's what she needs..? I also started adding joint support to her food.. Or just go to the vet...?

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    For now, I would just keep her on rest. No running, jumping, couch, walks, etc. Just quick potty breaks & if she runs when you let her out, then I'd do leashed to avoid it.
    She may have pulled or aggravated a muscle. The supplements are wonderful! Those along with at least 2 weeks rest should give you a good idea. If you notice after 2 weeks she's getting better I would go another 1-2 to be sure. If you notice no improvement or if any other symptoms appear - then yep, vet visit!
    Hoping the rest will fix her up, and I know it's hard to rest a 2 yr old, but this is for her benefit!

    Also, side note (coming from personal experience with both) if you are cutting back her food be 100% sure there aren't things laying around she could eat. Toys, boxes, socks, trash, etc. because as they adjust to less food, they will forage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    For now, I would just keep her on rest. No running, jumping, couch, walks, etc. Just quick potty breaks & if she runs when you let her out, then I'd do leashed to avoid it.
    She may have pulled or aggravated a muscle. The supplements are wonderful! Those along with at least 2 weeks rest should give you a good idea. If you notice after 2 weeks she's getting better I would go another 1-2 to be sure. If you notice no improvement or if any other symptoms appear - then yep, vet visit!
    Hoping the rest will fix her up, and I know it's hard to rest a 2 yr old, but this is for her benefit!

    Also, side note (coming from personal experience with both) if you are cutting back her food be 100% sure there aren't things laying around she could eat. Toys, boxes, socks, trash, etc. because as they adjust to less food, they will forage!

    Good luck


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    Okay thank you!

    Is there a joint support you would recommend? I don't remember the name of the one she uses now but it's a powder mixed with her food.. I can tell she doesn't like it but she eats it.. Hahaha..


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    Default Re: Harley limping

    Jessica gave you some great advice, NuVet makes a joint supplement NuJoint that has really good reviews. @bullmama highly recommends it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juststrokeit383 View Post
    Okay thank you!

    Is there a joint support you would recommend? I don't remember the name of the one she uses now but it's a powder mixed with her food.. I can tell she doesn't like it but she eats it.. Hahaha..


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    Okay.. Thank you! That sounds easier.. I'll be sure to give that a try!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Juststrokeit383 View Post
    Okay.. Thank you! That sounds easier.. I'll be sure to give that a try!


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    I've seen it help so many it's uncanny, worth a try especially with their money back guarantee.


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    Okay we went to the pet store and found a joint support.. Now my plan is to start her off strong and then taper off to maintain... Would you agree? She still just acts like her hips are bothering her off and on.. If she sits or lays for too long, it hurts her.. But if she is up and moving you can't tell..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Juststrokeit383 View Post
    Okay we went to the pet store and found a joint support.. Now my plan is to start her off strong and then taper off to maintain... Would you agree? She still just acts like her hips are bothering her off and on.. If she sits or lays for too long, it hurts her.. But if she is up and moving you can't tell..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Juststrokeit383 View Post
    Okay we went to the pet store and found a joint support.. Now my plan is to start her off strong and then taper off to maintain... Would you agree? She still just acts like her hips are bothering her off and on.. If she sits or lays for too long, it hurts her.. But if she is up and moving you can't tell..


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    Sounds like you have a good plan, hope she gets better soon.
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    Harley sure is a tough girl.. She never barks or whines.. But I can tell when she is not comfortable.. I hope the supplement helps her and I never see her in discomfort again..


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