D'Elle Posted November 27, 2011 Report Share Posted November 27, 2011 My Kit, who will be 9 this December if I remember right, and who has now been with me for 3.5 years, seems to have developed a chronically sore left front leg. She whines if it is touched in anything but the most gentle fashion, and she licks and bites it regularly. She has always been a paw-licker, with all of her paws, and never licks to the point of licking off the fur or anything like that. But she seems to be focusing a lot on that one paw and leg, again without doing it obsessively or to the point of any kiknd of damage. Although she runs as fast as ever and moves without any limp, and doesn't seem any more sore after a lot of exercise than she does prior to exercise, it is clear there's something going on. I had her in to my vet several months ago because she seemed a bit on the stiff side getting up from the floor. On her recommendation I started giving her Dasuquin daily along with the fish oil she was already getting. Since the front paw started being so sore several weeks ago, I have been worried, and a couple weeks ago I upped her dosage of the Dasuquin to twice a day, which was her original dose.( After the first 3 weeks, the vet had told me, I could go down to once a day.) The vet said at the time she prescribed Dasuquin that she did not present any symptoms that indicated she had Valley Fever, and she thought that the stiffness was just a bit of age coming on. I do not know whether to take her in again for this or not. Ever dealt with something that sounds like this? If you have advice, I shall be grateful. D'Elle Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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