My springer spaniel is still limping help
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I hope you can help me or give me some advice. I have wrote to you before regarding Jery my 2 year old spring the heading was how do you spot signs of hip displasia.
I orginally thought that may have been the problem but that does not seem to be the case. First I noticed that he was not running half as fast as he used to and that his back legs hit the floor at the same time like he was bunny hopping.
He then started to limp, especially after walks, playing and when he had been lay down. I have been to vets 3 times now, the first two the vet examined him and said he showed no signs of discomfort but that could be due to Jerry being distressed because he does not like going the vets. T
he third time (yesterday) he had x-rays which showed there was nothing wrong. The vet said he is going to pass the x-rays to a specialist who may be able to spot the problem. If not the specialist may have to do some investigative surgery.
I am really worried as I dont want to put Jerry through anything he does not have to go through, also he is only insured upto £2400. But I dont want him to suffer either. The vet also checked his spine and his feet but nothing, he said to rest him no playing or walks but it has been 4 weeks now and it is impossible to rest him. Please help me I am desperate to find out the problem.
Many thanks Katie