Q. Our dog a Spitz/Shepard mix is 2 1/2.Since the colder weather started,he has been limping.His left rear leg is tight at the knee joint.Meds no help.

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A. Restrict his activity to only leash walks to eliminate. If the lameness does not resolve and meds do not help, recheck with your vet. Xrays of the spine and limb are recommended. Rule out conditions such as cruciate ligament injury, patellar luxation or soft tissue injury.

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