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Dog limping

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Conchurocuin, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Conchurocuin

    Conchurocuin New Member Registered

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    My 2 year old border collie/kelpie(/whippet?) cross ran into a flat rock and hurt herself. We brought her to the vet but there was nothing obvious. Three weeks later, she wants to exercise and runs at speed, but returns home with a limp. It is on and off and she doesn't respond when we check her, suggesting no major pain. I was wondering if, coincidentally, her nails might be the problem, rather than the injury.
     
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    How do her nails sit? If she was on a hard floor, would they make contact? If so they might be too long.

    Or it could be the exercise is exacerbating the injury so she isn't fully recovering. It would maybe be better to restrict her exercise for a bit longer. If you are struggling to keep her occupied, dogs find brain work very tiring so training new things like tricks or scent work will wear her out without physical activity and allow her to heal.
     
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    Conchurocuin New Member Registered

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    Thanks Joanne.
     

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