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    Default Limping 8 month old Border Collie

    Moved from this thread.
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/dog-healt...ken-tooth.html

    Thank you guys. I seem to have problem loading the forum website and couldn't reply.

    She has asked another vet and she says to ignore it as well.

    Now, I've got another problem. I didn't want to start another new thread but thought I would try my luck and ask here.

    My border collie (Currently slightly over 8 months) have been limping alittle after running for 5-10 minutes. You can't see the limp if he's running at full speed, however when he slows down, you will be able to see him limp alittle. When I rubbed his joints for a minute or so, he stopped limping. But it would come back again after he runs another 5-10 mins. He did not cried/yelp when I touch/rub his joints/legs, so it shouldn't be a fracture.

    I'm keen to have xrays done, but thought would ask if anyone of you have similar problems? Or should I just start him on calcium vitamins/ Osteo Vit?
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 10-16-2014 at 04:41 PM. Reason: refer to original thread

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    My 8months old border collie is also starting to limp alittle after running for 5-10 minutes. You would not be able to notice the limp if he runs at full speed, however when he slows down, it's obvious he is limping. He doesn't limp when I walk him, it's only when he starts running. I'm thinking of getting x-rays done to see if he has joints problem, or should I rest him longer to see if it goes away? Any of you have similar problems too?

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    Back legs or front legs?

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    Front leg, just one of them but I couldn't tell which one he is limping on.

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    My border collie (Currently slightly over 8 months) have been limping alittle after running for 5-10 minutes.
    Lots of things could cause this.

    There may be a grass seed embedded somewhere.

    He may have pulled a muscle and running aggravates it. No amount of calcium supplements is going to help this kind of injury.

    He may have broken something but I think he'd limp all the time if that was the case.

    Have you been to the vet at all? Or a vet-physio/chiro? Xrays might be not needed - most dogs have to have a general anaesthetic done to have xrays. If you think there might be joint problems like hip dysplasia or busted ACL or shoulder tendons... etc then xrays would help diagnose.

    If something is bruised or strained - two weeks rest and gentle activity should help.

    And then you might want to look up body awareness and strength exercises for dogs. Loads of fun trick training your BC too.

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    Magicyn

    It's perfectly ok to start a new thread. What we'd like is all the threads on one topic (about your dog) - in the same thread.

    Not a bit in that thread, and a bit in another thread so you get answers to the same problem across multiple threads and confuse those of us who answer the first post... and then find the second in a different thread.

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    My border collie did this a few times between puppy and 2 yr old (now 2 ½ ) and we had her in complete rest for a week each time. We still did beach and park walks but no ball play.I don't know the temperament of your dog but mine is a ball player and when focussed and in drive she doesn't feel pain. Then comes up sore later.
    We got into the habit of massaging her because of it and she now comes up to my husband every night for her haunch and shoulder rub which melts her into the floor...lol
    It may be there is something she is doing that keeps making it worse? There were a couple of games we don't play anymore as we think they were contributing to the problem.
    It is no longer a problem for us, (except a prickle last week but that was visible) a high threshold of pain might mean your dog is re hurting it.
    A vet visit is always important for persistent issues.
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    It sounds pretty much the same with my bc. He is also focus on balls and would run full on for one. He limps when he runs slow, but you can never see the limp when he's at his full speed. I did the same thing massaging him, he's not in pain nor whining/yelping so I'm guessing he's not in pain. And yes, I would heed your advice to resting him for a week and see if his limping improves. He's been regularly to vet but everything is well.

    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    My border collie did this a few times between puppy and 2 yr old (now 2 ½ ) and we had her in complete rest for a week each time. We still did beach and park walks but no ball play.I don't know the temperament of your dog but mine is a ball player and when focussed and in drive she doesn't feel pain. Then comes up sore later.
    We got into the habit of massaging her because of it and she now comes up to my husband every night for her haunch and shoulder rub which melts her into the floor...lol
    It may be there is something she is doing that keeps making it worse? There were a couple of games we don't play anymore as we think they were contributing to the problem.
    It is no longer a problem for us, (except a prickle last week but that was visible) a high threshold of pain might mean your dog is re hurting it.
    A vet visit is always important for persistent issues.

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    I've checked thru all his paws, the in betweens and also shower him, still limping.. But he only limps after a full on run after the ball so I am thinking it's due to straining the muscle too much or joint problem. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's muscle strain. Am resting him at home with minimal running now... Hoping the best for him!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Lots of things could cause this.

    There may be a grass seed embedded somewhere.

    He may have pulled a muscle and running aggravates it. No amount of calcium supplements is going to help this kind of injury.

    He may have broken something but I think he'd limp all the time if that was the case.

    Have you been to the vet at all? Or a vet-physio/chiro? Xrays might be not needed - most dogs have to have a general anaesthetic done to have xrays. If you think there might be joint problems like hip dysplasia or busted ACL or shoulder tendons... etc then xrays would help diagnose.

    If something is bruised or strained - two weeks rest and gentle activity should help.

    And then you might want to look up body awareness and strength exercises for dogs. Loads of fun trick training your BC too.

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    I've checked thru all his paws, the in betweens and also shower him, still limping.. But he only limps after a full on run after the ball so I am thinking it's due to straining the muscle too much or joint problem. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's muscle strain. Am resting him at home with minimal running now... Hoping the best for him!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Lots of things could cause this.

    There may be a grass seed embedded somewhere.

    He may have pulled a muscle and running aggravates it. No amount of calcium supplements is going to help this kind of injury.

    He may have broken something but I think he'd limp all the time if that was the case.

    Have you been to the vet at all? Or a vet-physio/chiro? Xrays might be not needed - most dogs have to have a general anaesthetic done to have xrays. If you think there might be joint problems like hip dysplasia or busted ACL or shoulder tendons... etc then xrays would help diagnose.

    If something is bruised or strained - two weeks rest and gentle activity should help.

    And then you might want to look up body awareness and strength exercises for dogs. Loads of fun trick training your BC too.

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