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    Limping, lameness , help!

    Ace stated limping a month ago. Front left leg. Slightly swollen wrist. Little warm. Worst after resting, after the first ten or so steps getting better. Negative for Lyme, heart, neck, back good, nothing in the paw. X-ray shows nothing , even compered with right leg was good from paw to shoulder.
    Got rymadil, Tramadol , dasaquin , no help. Now is on Prednisone.
    I'm depressed , can't afford MRI, need opinions, pls!

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    Aww...poor Ace. I hate when they have an issue that we can't figure out. This site is really good and might give you some ideas:

    http://www.vetinfo.com/injuries-dog-injury.html

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    Thkns . I know for sure it's not a tumor. That's good, probably tendon or ligament. Prednison seems to help. I heard there is some homeopatic solution , does anybody tried it???

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    I have a book on massage therapy for dogs. Molly loves when I give her a massage. Do you have a holistic vet nearby?

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    No, and to tell you the truth I'm out of money, I paid so much for the x- rays and other things
    and I'm disabled.
    Prednisone seems to work but I don't like the side effects . I can't keep his weight down , which is no good for the leg .

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    I totally understand the money thing. They sure can get expensive, all it takes is a few vet visits.

    This site might help you learn a few massage techniques you can do at home. Massaging some pressure points gently could help the lameness.

    You can try to keep his weight down a bit by cutting back on the dog food and adding canned green beans that will fill him up but have no calories. Also you can replace treats with kibble. Cutting back on a few cookies makes a big difference.

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    Ace finished 7 days prednisone , was well for a week, now limping again.
    Pls, need opinions, Oldhounddog , did you read my pm!pls?

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    how old is your dog ??

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    4 years old

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    I wonder what the heck is going on? Molly was just limping and was lethargic but its passing now. I gave her baby aspirin for a few days and let he rest. Poor Ace, I hope he feels better soon.

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