Hey all, could use some advice here. This summer, we adopted a mixed breed pup (german shepherd x border collie?) with a deformed front left leg. Where his inside toe should be, he basically has a dewclaw, and where his dewclaw should be, he has a toe. Very strange, he grasps things with it and everything. The bones in his wrist are all messed up too, they don't "look right" and you can feel how they twist. He is an outside pup (he was having a hard time keeping his feet under him on our hardwood floors, poor guy) and his leg seems to be beginning to bother him. He limps after a nap, or when there's a nip in the air, and sometimes won't let you touch it, and if you insist, he cries. Poor baby! Of course, I'll bring him in this winter at night, don't want my guy to be in pain, but what else can I do to ease his pain? Vet suggests meds, and perhaps when he gets older he may wind up an amputee. I don't want to give him prescription meds, as during the majority of the day he's fine and I don't want him to be all loopy. Anything holistic I can try, massage, any suggestions?