our pitbull is a wonderful sweet dog. He is 3 1/2 yrs old. for a 2 months he has been stiff when getting up, alternating favoring his back legs...basically acting like he is 14, not 3. We didnt take him in right away cause at first we figured maybe he hurt himself running around or something. He seemed to get better..but then he seemed worse again. Yesterday he didnt eat his breakfast till 4pm. Hes usually a PIG. Today he ate fine. yesterday he started favoring the other leg bad. (only back legs). He is going in to the vet Saturday but I am just so worried. Has anyone seen this in their pets? I am a mess worried its cancer or somethingAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Sep. 2, 2009 in Pets
Answer by gammie at 1:01 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
Could be so many things. It just depends. It could be early onset arthritis or it could be something called hip displacia or a partially torn cruciateligament... It just kind of depends on what the limp looks like, how long it has been going on , what triggers it. I would expect to have to get some X-Rays with possible sedation depending on what they lean towards... I know this was not help at all but maybe you could look up the things I mentioned and see what you think...
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