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|07-20-2011, 11:02 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jan 2010
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Another LP Question...Sorry...
I was looking at some of the other posts below and came across "LP Question"..I knew that LP had something to do with kness or hips.. Anyway.. lately I have notice that Izzy's back leg will "pop" or "click".. when I'm grooming her and I move her back leg to trim the hair on the pad of her feet.. Would that be a concern with getting her check out? Nevermind Dumb question.. I'll be making an appt...
I guess I'm just looking for some tips untill I can get her in next week .
She doesn't hold it up and never babies it...And she has put on alittle weight since being fixed in the spring ..
My Sweet Little Izzy
Yup, She's stolen my heart!!
|07-20-2011, 11:58 AM||#2|
Donating YT 30K Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Blog Entries: 6
It could be a mild case of LP. I notice that with all of mine and they all have some degree of LP. Your vet should be able to tell for sure on the next visit. If you aren't already doing so it is best to limit their jumping.
Cali Pixie Roxie : RIP Nikki; RIP Maya;RIP my sweet Dixie girl 1/17/08
|07-20-2011, 12:23 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Blog Entries: 57
If she's not showing any signs of pain or immobility, I personally wouldn't rush her in to the vet. My 4-pound girl has Grade 1.5 LP, and the vet told me not to worry about it until it gets worse. She's 2 now and all's well. I have her on Glucosamine, but I don't even limit her activity much.
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Last edited by alaskayorkie; 07-20-2011 at 12:25 PM.
|07-21-2011, 09:44 AM||#5|
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Frisco, TX
Maggie has grade 3 LP in both rear legs. It has only bothered her once. We found out about it when her and our other yorkie got into a little fight. Ginger is larger and stronger than Maggie and took her over and down really hard and Maggie started crying and would not put her leg down. We took her to the vet and found out about her LP then. He gave her an injection and some meds to take home. We kept her crated and calm for a few days and she was back to normal again. It hasn't bothered her since, but the vet said if she has more trouble with it down the road we might have to consider surgery. We plan to keep an eye on her and try to keep her from hurting it any further and hopefully she will continue to do just fine. Since it doesn't seem to be bothering your dog, I would just wait and see what happens. The vet can check it, but that worries me some too because they will pop the knee cap out and back in a few times to check it. I hate to see them "disturbing" the knee cap like that. I'm sure others on here will offer advice and opinions.