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Limping Dog :(
Oct 14th, 2009 at 12:02am
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I have an 11 year old Shih Tzu. About 4 months ago my dog started limping on his front right paw. It only lasted about 5 minutes and I just thought his leg fell asleep. Then a month ago he did it again and since then it's happened one per week (he has limped 4 times total - that I've seen). I'm not sure if this could be something serious or not. In January he was diagnosed with congestive heart disease and he has fluid in his lungs. He is on medicine and seems to be doing much better. Then 2.5 weeks ago he was EXTREMELY sick I actually took him to the vet to put him down (I thought it was his heart). The vet did blood work and it turned out he had a very bad infection. He was put on medication and he is now back to normal but I am still concerned about his limping. Do you have any ideas of what could be causing this?
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Re: Limping Dog :(
Reply #1 - Oct 14th, 2009 at 8:12am
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It's really hard to say.  A dog that age could be showing signs of arthritis.  But the only way to know for sure is to take him to your vet and have him check it out.  I'm happy to read that he has done so well from his other issues and hopefully this will be taken care of as well and he will be fine.

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