7 month old rotty limping
hi, i have a 7 month old rottweiler who has got a small limp on her front leg, she doesn't seem to be in pain and doesn't favor the other leg and sometimes i can hardly see it.
however i'm scared because i've just lost my 6 yr old to bone cancer in the same leg, i'm not sure though if its something silly because she doesn't stop all day running around and i know you're not meant to let them have to much exercise but because we have a largish garden it's hard to stop her.
I am going to take her to the vets if it continues but i just wondered if you had any advise ?
I'm sorry to hear that you recently loss your other Rottie so tragically, and I'm sure that makes you nervous and worried about the health of your current puppy.
However, I think the most likely explanation for this intermittent limping in your pup is a condition called Panosteitis (or 'Pano'). It's pretty common in large breed pups and is generally self-limiting, meaning the pup grows out of the problem without treatment. You can read all about it on this page... Panosteitis.
I'd recommend having your vet check your puppy out just to be sure that she hasn't hurt herself running around and that there's no other reason for her limping, but if she gets a clean bill of health in that respect then I wouldn't worry too much. Chances are it's Pano and unless it becomes very severe (in which case your vet may prescribe anti-inflammatory medication) she will grow out of it in time.
Hope this puts your mind at rest. Best of luck with your pup.