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Experience:  Hello , i'm James DVM MRCVS and I would love to help.
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my 5 month old labrador puppy is limping on his front right

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my 5 month old labrador puppy is limping on his front right leg for almost a week, no apparent injury and does not bother when I feel his leg, still wants to run and play
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  DR.J replied 4 years ago.

DR.J :

Hi , I'm James DVM MRCVS and would like to help you with your question

DR.J :

Sorry to hear about Oscar

DR.J :

There could be a number of reasons for Oscar's lameness.

DR.J :

could be that he has some joint inflammation (at times it would be hard to feel if you are not pressing the right spot)

DR.J :

could be that he has pulled on one of his ligaments which is now painful .

DR.J :

it is possible that he is suffering from what is more commonly known as growing pains

DR.J :

I would say that , to the untrained eye , it might seem that one limb is the lame one when in truth its the contra-lateral limb (on the other side)

DR.J :

so it might be that you are feeling the wrong limb .

DR.J :

the fact that he wants to go and play is a encouraging towards a very good pragnosis.

DR.J :

Since it has been going on for a week , I would advise to be seen by your vet.

DR.J :

he could easily pinpoint the source of the lameness (might even deiced to perform an Xray) . He might decided to prescribe a short course of pain relief which will assist in the healing process as well.

Expert:  DR.J replied 4 years ago.
Hi There .

Just wanted to check up on Oscar .

cheers

Dr.J