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I was wondering if anyone has experienced noticeable & frequent limping in their beagles. Mine limps quite a bit and I've discussed it with my vet who basically said that if she isn't expressing pain to not worry about it. It's hard not to be concerned.
 

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Doesn't sound normal unless there was a previous injury? I would get a second opinion to make sure it isn't something that could get worse.
 

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I would get a second opinion too. Tucker has a torn ACL. This is probably not the case in your instance as it was an instant limp with lots of pain. He is doing better now. It looks like we may not have to do surgery as he has improved. Anyway, there are lots of reasons for a limp. It could be nothing, but better safe than sorry.
 

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hmmm...

We did see a different vet at the same clinic this last visit who checked Phoebe as well and explained that is was probably due to a ligament injury since it isn't tender to touch or move.

maybe another clinic will be next.
thanks
 

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I would be tempted to try a vet at a different clinic. I'm surprised that they didn't want to do any kind of x-ray.
 

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I have had exactly the same problem with my beagle. So far I have had three vets say the same thing, that there is nothing wrong with my boy. But Its just doesnt feel right...
I'm starting to get frustrated with vets, they dont seem to ever say much!!!!
 

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in the old days vets were better i think. even when we went for regular shots they always checked eyes ears hips etc. now the vet administers the shots and leaves. i have to ask them to check general health. it is frustrating.
any active animal can pull, sprain, or strain something. for your own peace of mind it may be worth while to restrict their activity for awhile by crating or penning them and see if it helps them heal.
 

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My beagle limped for a while with no pain, turned out, she has platella luxation, which basically means that her knee cap dislocates out of place. It's hereditary. I would get 2nd opinion.
 

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Dex is 2 . He has been limping on and off not to badly seins he was 1. Now he is on pain killers and steriouds ( sorry cant spell) he has been on them 4 a month . There was a inprovment but now he is back to limping again . He has been Xrayed and thay have picked up back problem :( very upsetting for me and Dex . We go back this thursday to see what happens next . He also has a club foot . His breeder was from the KC club in the UK and his line has no cross overs and is very good. .... Dex is loved very much and I will do as much as I can for him . All i can say if you see a limp that means pain . So get to the Vets as soon as its started . Beagles so the vet said are prone to this sort of illment . Fingers crossed it goes well thursday and love to all beagles and owners out there . Beagles are a very special breed :)
 

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I'd see if you can find a holistic vet. A holistic vet will do way more than just give them shots and check their ears. The vet we went to with our Weim always checked him head to toe.. did a chiropractic adjustment if necessary, and a massage of all his joints to check them out. The dog LOOOOVED her.
 

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It will be hard to tell in some cases without xray or unltra sound of the area. There is a genetic leg issue with beagles but I am not too fimilar with it.

For general limping I generally just keep a watch for a couple days. If it's hot to the touch, gets worse or doesn't get better in a few days I would check it out more.

Hope all is fine.

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Mine does it too

I was wondering if anyone has experienced noticeable & frequent limping in their beagles. Mine limps quite a bit and I've discussed it with my vet who basically said that if she isn't expressing pain to not worry about it. It's hard not to be concerned.
Hi hfulkerson, my 9-month-old male has started doing this too - it's a worry. I've taken him to two vets who both say it's nothing to worry about. The first one thinks it may be a ligament injury which will take a long time to heal. The second one isn't sure what it is and prescribed anti-inlammatories and pain killers. I'm not sure about the drugs as, if there is an injury, that will mask the pain and he may do more damage.

That being said, he doesn't seem to be in any pain; he runs about all day and occasionally stops using the leg. He never yelps, whines or tries to investigate it.

What do we think?
 
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