9 month old half beagle, half pit bull/who-knows-what cross who currently weighs about 25-30 lbs. Lean build - almost looks like a beagle/whippet cross.
She abruptly came up lame on right front in August. It was soon after a rough tumble off of a rock wall so the prognosis was a sprain - vet did not do x-rays at the time. Since then, she has had bouts of lameness on the right front, attributed to her being an highly-energetic puppy who keeps aggravating the original sprain.
She’s now very lame on her left front. She was sound for about a week and I can’t tell if she’s off on the right front again, too, or if it is just the left at this point. The soonest the vet can see her is in two weeks, so she’s on “stall rest” and short leashed walks only until then.
Rejected by her mom at birth, she was on dog milk replacer for the first three months and has been on Pro Plan grain-free puppy canned food since my mother adopted her at 4 months. (She was one of my fosters so until 4 months, I was feeding her both the Pro Plan canned food and taste of the wild dry puppy food). She gets lots of treats of varying kinds but my mother prefers to feed wet food over dry so no dry foods other than the treats.
Is OCD a possibility? Or is there some other developmental joint disease that would be likely to cause lameness in two legs? And does anyone have any recommendations for changes in diet or general management while we wait for the vet appointment?