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My Puppy Has A Leg
We have a 7 week old Samoyed
puppy that has a very stiff leg and has a difficult time walking.
It all started whey she was about 3 1/2 weeks old, she just
started to walk and we noticed that she would walk funny and was
constantly dragging her leg behind her as she walked. She
would also walk with her leg slid out to one side and her leg
would be perfectly straight. Her leg and muscles were very
stiff, and you almost could not bend her leg at all. Once we
noticed this problem, we called our vet, who we love very much
and found out that this was very strange to her and also said
she had never seen this before. She felt that there may be
something neurologically wrong with her leg. This got us
concerned. We started to see several other vets and they to had
never seen this before. We did x-rays, blood work and bounced
around from vet to vet to find no answers. In the meantime, we
started to give our puppy physical therapy. I would massage her
leg and paws. I would try to exercise her leg joints and try to
get the leg to bend, sometimes I would hold it for a little
while in a bent positions hoping it would loosen up the muscles.
I decided to come up with a way to design my own brace that
would hold here leg in a bent position taking it on and off
through out the day. After over 2 weeks of massaging her leg,
exercising her leg, bending her leg and using the brace to hold
it in position, I noticed a little improvement. I am still very
concerned that no one has an answer as to what may be going on
with her leg. Until we find an answer, I will continue to
massage and exercise her leg and hope this will all work out
for the best. If you have any knowledge or have experienced a
similar situation with your pet, we would love to hear from you.
pet article here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.