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Hi there!
Scout our 15 week old Beagle pup started to limp around 3 or so weeks ago. It's not consistent, happens 1-2 times per day, typically right after he has been in his crate for any amount (20 mins to 2 hours). He only limps for 3-5 mins then works his way out of it. The limp is in his right back leg. We did talk to our vet about it who gave him an anti-inflammatory for 5 days but he still limped during that time. The vet is recommending we bring him there for observation for 1 day and possible xrays and exams during that day. We didn't purchase a pet insurance plan but now I'm really wishing we had. Has anyone else had any limping in their beagles? Do you have pet insurance? If so which type do you have and what do you like about it?
Thank you!
Wendy
 

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If it was a random limp that happened on occasion I would think that he is straining himself during play time. Does he sleep in the crate or does he play and fuss around? I have had beags strain their shoulder areas when playing or running hard and that causes a limp. The vet will probably check for hip and/or joint problems. I have never had vet insurance, my dogs are always rescues that I get when they are around 2 years old or so. I think if I had a puppy I would look into insurance.
 

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Hi bethelnurse10 ,

From your post it sounds like your Vet is using best guess with anti-inflammatory drug. If you had no sign of any problems before 3 weeks ago I would give this a little more time and restrict any strenuous exercise for now. Also , before going back to your Vet for observation and/or x-rays in the future , you may want to get a second opinion from another Vet.

>Has anyone else had any limping in their beagles?< Yes I had a dog that had a limp from time to time and lived a full and happy life , Vet never found any reason for limp.
As for the pet insurance , If you will start now and put the monthly cost of pet insurance in an account for your dog you should be fine. Many pet owners feel that given consideration to deductibles and some issues not being covered , you and your pet will be better if you bank the money.

Best , oldhounddog



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