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    thanks for that Lala, I will let you all know how it goes. I am crossing fingers it is nothing major but all you have to do is look at him and he is full of love. When he goes to the vet he just sooks and won't stop till he gets home. When we get home I open the door for him to go in the back yard and he looks at me and says "don't be stupid i'm going inside with you". I think that is cute. He knows what he wants and I don't have a say. If he wants to be with us bad luck. But when we go to bed at night he knows when the tv goes off he is outside and he goes without a twitch. He is well spoilt and he knows it, but I reckon he is human and has a real brain just like us.
    thanks everyone for your thoughts and I hope I can get through the weekend with him without to much pain. If now what I am in for that would be great.

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    Can anyone tell me how to put a picture up on him on the post. I tried to copy and paste but the site won't let me paste. You will all fall in love with him if you see a picture of him. He is gorgeous

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    Hi everyone;
    Axel has now had 2 doses of rimadyl and a different dog. He thinks he is now back to normal but he still has a limp though. Trying to keep him quiet is interesting but at least he isn't crying anymore in pain, so that is good. Something is working for him for the moment at least.

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    Hi Roz

    You should be able to go to your user profile (user CP) and create an album and upload photos.

    If they're bigger than 800 pixels wide or 100KB it would be polite to shrink them. There's an easy program called jalbum.net that will do that for you, you just have to go find the shrunk jpg when you're done.

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    Roz

    Oh I don't think I could do that. He would sook to much. He likes his freedom to much. It is bad enough he will be in a cage at the vets Monday night when i take him in cause I can't get him there in the morning on Tuesday cause I have to get to work. I can't even keep him on a leash if someone comes over. He likes to run around to much. He has as much freedom as I do
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    You won't put him in a crate to rest and recuperate and hopefully heal up the cause of the pain. But you will put him on a potentially life threatening drug because he's comfortable and happily continues to aggravate the injury by running around like a mad thing because you won't stop him.

    Poor thing. He loves his freedom so much he's hurting himself and you'd risk giving him a drug that can have lethal side effects particularily in Labradors (and presumably labrador cross too).

    I suppose it's like olympic athletes or AFL footballers who will rip their joints apart, get dosed up on pain killers and go right back out there again, and by the time they're 35, they can't walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
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    You won't put him in a crate to rest and recuperate and hopefully heal up the cause of the pain. But you will put him on a potentially life threatening drug because he's comfortable and happily continues to aggravate the injury by running around like a mad thing because you won't stop him.

    Poor thing. He loves his freedom so much he's hurting himself and you'd risk giving him a drug that can have lethal side effects particularily in Labradors (and presumably labrador cross too).

    I suppose it's like olympic athletes or AFL footballers who will rip their joints apart, get dosed up on pain killers and go right back out there again, and by the time they're 35, they can't walk.
    I am waiting to get the results before we decide what to do and that all happens on tuesday so at this stage this is what the vet has decided to do and I have spoken to the other clinic and they agree till we know what is the problem. There may be a simple solution or maybe a major solution. No idea at this stage and no I am not for caging him up and neither is the vets. Both agree with this one. There are other ways to cure him and they will tell me what to do. Caging is not an option at this stage. I wouldn't like to be in a cage so i won't do it to him unless professionals tell me and they are against it completely until we know what we are looking at. thanks for your feedback but that is how I feel. I am going to do what is best for him and not what is suggested but told by professionals for his care. Caging no not an option at this stage.

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    Sorry roz but I think your vet is full of rubbish.

    The best thing for the dog is to be kept as still as possible when limping IMO. Whether you do that by crating or an umbilical system or tethering, is up to you.

    But I owuldnt let him run around because he will be making the limp worse. JUt because he is not whimpering doesnt mean its not getting worse, it just means he cant feel it.

    My vet ALWAYS recommends crating or similar for that type of "injury". And now, the minute I notice Barneys "issue" showing, he is not allowed of his bed and if he doesnt stay there, he gets crated. Usually one day is enough to stave it off.

    Anyway, my advice would be to keep the dog still. Make him lay on his bed and if he wont stay there, tie him there because walking on it isnt helping regardless of whether it can be solved simply

    I am not a vet but my dog does have issues with his back legs sometimes so thats just my opinion

    Obviously once oyu know what is causing the limp you can make a mor einformed decision but until you know, by letting him run round you could be causing even more severe damage.

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    thanks for that Lala but he goes to the vet tomorrow and when he is inside with me he keeps quiet and that is what I do with him when I am home. He doesn't go out unless he wants to go to the toilet or we are going to bed. So I think I am doing the right thing for him for now. I will discuss it with both vets cause I am getting a second opinion so then we will decide what to do.Will let you all know when I know which won't be till tuesday night at this stage.

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    Ok, as long as you are keeping him quiet and not letting him race round like a maniac then thats what I meant.

    Make sure you do keep us updated.

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    I have giants......I am always very cautious when mine limp, until I know what the cause is/was. I do not put them on painkiller, because they are more likely to rest naturally when they have their pain. I am the same with myself. I deal with injuries by resting them. If the pain lasts past a week, we go to the Doc.......(human or vet )
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