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My Puppy Has A Leg Problem

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.

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Thank you,
Tony M.



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