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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question about my dog limping

Yesterday evening Ruffles was running in our back yard, in circles around me. She stopped suddenly and started limping. She didn't yelp. I thought she slipped on maybe stepped on something. It was her right rear leg.

Within 5 minutes she's walking with a slight limp and 10 minutes later she's fine. Last night we're out for a walk and she lets out a cry and starts limping. I carry her home and soon after that she's fine again. Today the same thing again but she was only walking not running. Within a few minutes she's fine again.

I looked at her paw and I don't see any thorn or sticker. She doesn't cry or snap when I put pressure on her paw or touch her leg.

I know it's hard to tell from just a description but could it be this luxating patella I keep reading about in here or could it just be a minor muscle ache or sprain?

Thanks for any advice.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 08:34 PM
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Sounds like it is possibly a loose patella. Make an appointment with your vet as soon as possible to be sure.
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I found this link and it was very helpful. I guess we'll have to find a vet sooner than we thought...bummer.

http://www.2ndchance.info/patella.htm

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Oh, I'm sorry to hear this. Let us know what the vet says.

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It does sound like a patella issue. I hope the vet gives you more information.
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