Lolly walked this past Friday with her boyfriend on pavement and up and down steps for around 45 minutes.  Its been so hot here this summer that she has not gotten much exercise.  Only maybe 30 minutes of walking on the grass.  She is 11 months old.  Later that night she started limping on her right back leg when she first stands up.  Once she is up and walking the leg does not bother her at all and she walks normally.  Since I am leaving town for two weeks on Thursday, I took her to the Vet on Saturday morning.  He couldn't pinpoint anything....put her Rimadyl .....

OPINIONS PLEASE????

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Comment by Patricia A Columbo on October 2, 2012 at 6:11am
This morning no hard time getting up, walked just fine. Carried the 27 pounds down the stairs and we did her potty walk outside. Will continue light walking and my new exercise regime of corgie stair carry...and thanks Melissa, will continue the Rimadyl if this is to help her in healing.
Comment by Melissa and Franklin! on October 2, 2012 at 12:43am

I just want to remind you that corgis are incredibly stoic. Just because she isn't whining I would give the Rimadyl. The Rimadyl is also anti-inflammatory so if it is a soft tissue injury it will help it to heal faster. Both times Franklin broke his foot he never once yelped. The first time I didn't even thing anything was wrong because he had a slight limp but continued to run adn play and jump off and on the bed/couch/etc. When I took him to the vet the next day they did an x-ray and saw a severe break. I would do strict exercise restriction for a week and give the rimadyl for 5-7 days and see how things look after that.

Comment by Beth on October 1, 2012 at 10:11pm

If she's only stiff when she first gets up, then continue to give her regular light exercise, like leash walks.  If she worsens with activity, then keep her more restricted.  Honestly she'll probably be fine in a day or two but do keep an eye on her.

Comment by Patricia A Columbo on October 1, 2012 at 9:14pm
Thanks guys, will keep her quiet for a week or so and no more drugs. She doesn't cry or whine so I am hopeful this will just be over exercise ...
Comment by Jenny McFarlane on October 1, 2012 at 8:57pm

A few possibilities: When Sparky was about 9 months old he developed a limp that moved from leg to leg. Turns out he had Panosteoitis- it got better over the next 1-2 months. He got Rimadyl when it was bad. More recently- last year- he developed a rear left leg limp. It first showed up when he jumped out of the car, but within ten minutes it went away so we headed out on a five mile hike. No problems that day, but about two months later it started again and has never left. It's usually worse when he gets up or has been exercised. We had him evaluated and he has instability in stifle joint. Thanks to RIcky-Rafa for having the timing and proximity to where we live for a great surgeon referral. He will have a TTA this Friday (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement). We are looking forward to having our backpacking buddy back.

Comment by Jane on October 1, 2012 at 8:47pm

I would keep her on very limited activity (no frapping, jumping, excessive running, etc) and if it doesn't improve in two weeks or so I would take her back to the vet.

Comment by Beth on October 1, 2012 at 3:09pm
Overexercise. I would not worry. I wouldn't even give the Rimadyl unless she's crying or can't get comfortable.

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