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Hello,
Our 16 week old puppy, Blu, is having issues with her front right paw. The paw knuckles over and she cannot bare any weight on it. The issue started gradually about 6-8weeks ago. Unlike many of the other cases I have seen discussed on this forum, only one of her front paws is affected. We took her to the vet initially and we were told that exercise and stretching the paw will fix the problem but that didn't help. We took her back this week and the vet took X-rays and determined that she has a contracted tendon. He told us to keep exercising and streching the paw, since surgery would be a last resort. We feel like we are not doing enough and the directions he gave us (like exercising) seem to conflict what others suggest on this forum. Its really hard to see her walking with so much difficulty although she is not in pain. Please advice

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Contracted Tendon

Hello,
Our 16 week old puppy, Blu, is having issues with her front right paw. The paw knuckles over and she cannot bare any weight on it. The issue started gradually about 6-8weeks ago. Unlike many of the other cases I have seen discussed on this forum, only one of her front paws is affected. We took her to the vet initially and we were told that exercise and stretching the paw will fix the problem but that didn't help. We took her back this week and the vet took X-rays and determined that she has a contracted tendon. He told us to keep exercising and streching the paw, since surgery would be a last resort. We feel like we are not doing enough and the directions he gave us (like exercising) seem to conflict what others suggest on this forum. Its really hard to see her walking with so much difficulty although she is not in pain. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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If you're not confidant that the advice you have been given by your vet is correct or adequate, it might be good to seek a second opinion. Possibly you could find someone who is board certified in veterinary orthopedics.
 

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My advice would be to see a specialist. Whenever there is something that I'm not sure my regular vet is equipped to deal with, I prefer to see someone who is specialized (whether that's a veterinary dermatologist or radiologist or opthamologist). It sounds like you're not seeing much improvement. Perhaps your vet can refer you?
 

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OP, I have merged your threads. DT doesn't allow multiple identical threads in different areas of the forum.
 
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