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    Thank you guys for sharing your experience and knowledge. I am now resting my bc at home and will see if his limping goes away. Otherwise will definitely bring him to see the vet and have it checked. It's such a torture to see a bc not able to run and play! He loves it. Will also research on body awareness exercise for dogs as well. (I am not aware of this before!)

    Thank you again! You people are awesome! Xoxo

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    I find when Nero is limping on and off like how you described it's usually a cut. I'd check his paws again for any soreness as cuts are often very hard to spot, (especially if your dog has black paws) Unless you put your finger right on it your dog might not show any reaction either.

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    I always take limping in a young dog seriously. If you have checked the paws and nothing onbviously wrong I would rest for at least a week perhaps 2 and I know this is hard with active young dogs. So leash walking only and also you can do some trick training. My BC does get sore paws in summer on the hard ground where I live and unless I use a pad toughener he will limp on his front paws.

    Then I would consider taking to the vet for a full exam. Border collies can get OCD in their shoulders and sometimes active young dogs can tear a bicep tendon and these are something that wont go away without attention. Hopefully it is just something simple that will heal with rest.

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    Kalacreek what do you use for a pad toughener?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    Kalacreek what do you use for a pad toughener?
    I am currently using Handhills Tuff n Up which came from the USA. There is an Australian company that you can order a pad toughener called Pad Heal from, it is also imported from the USA I think. Apparently it is also good.

    When I run out of my Tuff n Up I might try and order Pad Heal from this Australian supplier who appears to stock it..

    http://jsenthunting.com.au/cutheal-h...-heal-8oz.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    Kalacreek what do you use for a pad toughener?
    I am currently using Handhills Tuff n Up which came from the USA. There is an Australian company that you can order a pad toughener called Pad Heal from, it is also imported from the USA I think. Apparently it is also good.

    When I run out of my Tuff n Up I might try and order Pad Heal from this Australian supplier who appears to stock it..

    Pad Heal 8oz

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