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Posted by: Karen | 2010/05/28

My Puppy is Limping

We have a 7 month old Scottie Female, who we obtained from a registered breeder. She began limping on and off about a month ago. We spoke to our vet about it when she was spayed at that time, but he could not find anything wrong. She seems to only limp after she has woken up or got up from a rest, as if it is muscle or joint stiffness. We have checked her paws and can''t find any problems there. I have heard of Scottie cramp and an affliction of the Patella that affects the breed - would appreciate your insight - tks!

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Hi Karren

As you know from what you have researched there are numerous conditions that may cause lameness. Some of these include:
a)Scottie Cramp - neurochemical deficiency. This can be tested by the veterinary surgeon.
b)Patella Luxation - deviation of the patella to the medial aspect of the leg. Confirmed by palpation and manipulation of the patella and limb.
c)Perthes disease - avascular necrosis to the head/neck of the femur. Confirmed via X-ray.

Has the vet taken an x-ray of the limb/hips to rule out any of the above.

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Posted by: CyberVet | 2010/05/29

Hi Karren

As you know from what you have researched there are numerous conditions that may cause lameness. Some of these include:
a)Scottie Cramp - neurochemical deficiency. This can be tested by the veterinary surgeon.
b)Patella Luxation - deviation of the patella to the medial aspect of the leg. Confirmed by palpation and manipulation of the patella and limb.
c)Perthes disease - avascular necrosis to the head/neck of the femur. Confirmed via X-ray.

Has the vet taken an x-ray of the limb/hips to rule out any of the above.

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