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    My beautiful boy seems to have a sore foot.

    About a week ago Dh took him for a walk and said he started limping. No cause could be detected.

    Sam already has advanced hip dysplasia so is on metacam until that is no longer effective.

    So he has been having that daily but when he first gets up from lying down he starts limping again. He is quite happy to play and swim etc, it just seems to be more so when he gets stiff or cold.

    Is it possible it could be some joint arthritis developing. I havent taken him to the vet yet, I am trying to give the metacam some time but I am thinking I will have to take him in.

    WDYT?

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    Just wanted to add sam is only 2.5yrs but has alot of joint issues.

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    Ohhhh not you too!
    NJ (foursocks boy) is limping
    My Misi is limping
    Now Sam

    It does sound like arthritis to me DOL.

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    NJ went to the vet today they think it's his toe, Can't find a break anywhere he is on metacam for four days if no better of to the vet again for x-rays
    But our charlie has the same sounding thing as sam, Charlie was realy stiff and found it hard to get up. But charlie getting old we have him on sasha's blend it was working, But i put up a post on here asking what people thought about sasha's and people told me about other stuff so i've been looking into it. I'll finsh the tub first.

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    Oh no!! four socks.
    Sammy has sasha blend treats and they are okay.

    I really hope he doesnt, but I think I will make an appointment for next week and have him checked out. It makes me want to cry, he is so young.

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    He could of just hurt his toe like NJ, they couldn't find anything just he moved every time they touched it. But if your worried get him checked. others here would have better advice

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    I took him into the vet this morning and he has to go back for an xray and some tests on friday.

    The vet thinks its highly probable that its early onset of arthritis, given the fact that he has adv hip displasia and so forth.

    I am absolutely heartbroken. I cried when I got home, I hate seeing him fall apart at such a young age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamingoflove View Post
    I took him into the vet this morning and he has to go back for an xray and some tests on friday.

    The vet thinks its highly probable that its early onset of arthritis, given the fact that he has adv hip displasia and so forth.

    I am absolutely heartbroken. I cried when I got home, I hate seeing him fall apart at such a young age.
    I'm so sorry to hear that it wasn't such good news DOL
    Hugs to you both (())

    It doesn't mean it's the end of him yet though , keep heart
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    It doesn't mean it's the end of him yet though
    So true. Thanks for your kind words.

    I am actually taking in an article I saw in Dog's life magazine which has an experimental program running at Ku-ring-gai vet clinic. Its for animals with hip problems. They take fat cells from the dog and implant them into the degenerative joint. I am getting the vet to read it and see if Sam would be elligible. I thought about waiting till he had progressed further, but atm I am thinking if I can slow the progression of one problem I may be able to prolong his life past the 5-7yr expectancy they gave me when the diagnosed his hips.

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    You're more than welcome DOL

    And I hadn't heard of that procedure ,so will go do some reading myself,many thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    I think you might be right to try to get on top of anything as soon as you can,better to help before the damage is too far progressed.
    I hope they can help him
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