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23 January 2022 - 6:30 am
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Alvin is one month shy of two years old and lost his front left leg one year ago. He swims, runs, plays, takes stairs two at a time and seems filled with joy. Lately, I’ve noticed that he makes this movement every so often that resembles bowing or stretching. He is as active as ever and, with this exception, we notice nothing different. Should we be be concerned?


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24 January 2022 - 9:05 am
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The only time I worry about this is if it is associated with digestive issues such as vomiting or stomach pain/gurgling. In that case it would be consistent and the dog is not eating, etc.  If it is intermittent he may just be stretching a muscle.

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24 January 2022 - 9:55 am
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Thanks for the insight Dr. Pam! That's good to know about a possible correlation between that type of movement and digestive issues. We always jump to "oh it must be pain!" around here, thanks for broadening our view 🙂

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26 January 2022 - 9:01 am
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Yes, thanks, Dr. Pam. I think I'm a worry wart, and this helped. 

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26 January 2022 - 10:07 am
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Is this what it looks like for  Alvin?? 

My Frankie is a front legger and he'll do what I call his "doggy down yoga stretch"  every now and then. As Dr Pam noted, he just appears ,to want to do a really good stretch once in a while.

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28 January 2022 - 6:38 am
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Yes, that is what it looks like. That is so good of you to share that. Is your Frankie super active? I think I've become a worrier, but the way he bounds up and down stairs and runs around in the snow had me worried that he might be injured. Thanks a million for sharing. I have taken the advice so often articulated in Tripawds.com and made an appointment with the rehab specialist for this Monday. 

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