Posted: 8/22/2017 6:19:02 AM EDT
Parents have a 12yo lab that started limping. Took her to the vet, left leg was swollen and she had a fever. Xrays showed nothing wrong with bones or joints. Gave her antibiotics and pain meds. She was getting better then got a lot worse. Took her back yesterday. The swelling has spread, whole rear leg is swollen. Still running a fever. More antibiotics and a antibiotic shot.
What could be causing this? Lyme disease test was met, no signs of bites or cuts.
Sounds like they have ruled out most issues. I would be thinking a soft tissue injury or cruciate injury but without seeing the dog, that's the best I can do. With the age of the dog I would also be concerned about cancer, unfortunately in an old dog, it's a common occurrence.
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