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Pup with front leg longer than the other?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by KobeCurry, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Hey everyone,
    Curry is 8 months old, and recently started slightly limping. I check his pads and they looked fine, and he wasn't showing any pain any where (he's usually a big baby with pain- if he's hurting, he will let you know).

    So, I measured both of his front legs, and the right front is longer than the other. Almost an inch longer. His right front measured 24 inches, and his left front measured 23.25 inches.

    Is this common with large breed puppies? Will he even out as he grows? My only other experience with a large breed puppy was with my old Lab, and he didn't have this problem, so I'm trying to educate myself on this.

    I do plan on calling the vet to see what his take on it is, but they're closed until Tuesday, so I wanted to get your opinions on this.

    Any advice is appreciated! =)
  2. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    I'm glad he's not in pain but it's really hard to say what is truly going on without X-rays. It could be a bone growth deformity or if he is a rescue perhaps it's an injury that never healed properly due to not being taken to the vet. You will have to take him in and go from there. Please keep us posted.
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  3. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Sorry for double posting... but is Curry your avatar? The pup in your avatar is adorable! Love his collar :)
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  4. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    I have never heard of this occurring. Definitely get him to the vet ASAP.
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  5. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Thank you both for the replies. I'll definitely call the vet as soon as they're open. Hoping it's not anything too major. I will be sure to keep you guys posted.

    Capt. Roxy- Yes that's Curry! Thanks, I think he's pretty adorable, as well! :)
  6. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    No expertise to add, just wish you and the adorable Curry well!
  7. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Thank you Madeleinemom :)
  8. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    Hi there, not much I can add except to see if Kurry may have any other differences elsewhere and note them and give your findings to the vet tomorrow, it could be anything, but the more the vet knows, the more they can narrow it down. And besides, its a good way to pamper Kurry with a good rubdown! Let us know how it goes tomorrow.
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  9. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    What kind of diet and exercise has he been getting? And for how long? Could be a birth defect, some kind of disease, or malnutrition. Can't really say. I hope the vet can give you some real answers though.
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  10. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Pamela- Thanks for that piece of advice. I'll be sure to that. :)

    Uno- Before he started limping, we would go on daily 30/40 minute walks with only about 5 minutes of jogging. I have been trying not to overdo things with him since he's still growing.
    Now, I take him on a 20 minute walk every other day. He hasn't been a fan of the new schedule, but I want to cut it back until I can find out what's going on with him.

    He is currently getting fed about 3.5 cups of 4health puppy formula a day. He was fed Hills Science Diet puppy formula until he was about 3 months old.
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  11. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Did the vet see him today?
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  12. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    What did they say?
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  13. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    Update, please :)
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  14. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

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  15. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    What i find odd is how this was just recently discovered. It would seem, it should of been that way from birth with a birth defect or maybe they don't show until later, im not sure.

    I know i took Trin to the vet once and he said maybe one of her back legs might be shorter than the other but after he made her walk around, he said no, it's prob just growing pains. She showed no sings of joints or bones being injured but she had a little limp, still put weight on it but not evenly between both feet. It went away after a week or so and hasn't been back since.

    Keep us updated Kobe!
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  16. Kellin

    Kellin Puppy

    Havoc has the limping issue occasionally. He wakes up and limps outside, but after he moves around a bit the limp goes away. Usually only lasts a day or 2, I used to see the same issue with horses when they would go through growth spurts as sometimes certain parts grow faster than others. I've never had an issue of 1 leg being longer than the other though, I hope the vet has positive news for you.
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  17. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    For some reason it irks me when someone uses the forums to get advice but fails to update and let those who actually provided advice know the outcome...
  18. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Oh Curry, I hope you are well we are all worried about you...
  19. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    I hope so, but as our Preacher said today, "Everything will be alright."
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  20. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Amen sista!! ;)
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