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    Question Puppy with Sore Leg - How to Manage?

    Our 4 month old bundle of energy has a sore back leg. We're not sure what she's done and are wondering how best to manage it while we figure it out. Seeing as she is a puppy she just launches herself around and wants to play despite everything.

    She had been looking very slightly stiff in one back leg for a couple of days and it seemed as though she might have caught a nerve or pulled something. Once when she was in the process of sitting down she yelped. Then later when she was already lying down she suddenly yelped and leapt up, as she was surprised. After that she seemed fine for a full day or more, with just very subtle signs of stiffness.

    Then today we took her for a walk and the in all the excitement and skipping around she seems to have hurt it again. She is avoiding putting much weight on it, almost as if it's the paw itself that's the problem, but I can poke around her pads with little clear reaction. We have felt up and down her whole leg and around her hip for anything even slightly different but cannot locate any swellings or sore spots.

    Of course we may have to take her to the vet if it doesn't come good quickly on its own, but how does one encourage a bouncy puppy to rest for a couple of days and give it a chance?!?!
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    That is where a crate comes in very useful. but maybe a bit difficult for a puppy if not used to it. And maybe when out of the crate keep on lead. I hope it will all be OK.
    Get well soon puppy

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    I have a 7mth TM teen with a sore leg & he's movement is restricted to crate & on lead as whilst growing dogs can destroy hips, knees & ligements if they are aloud too much rough play.
    I would get a crate asap.
    My pup gets xrays Monday just to rule out any nasties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    I have a 7mth TM teen with a sore leg & he's movement is restricted to crate & on lead as whilst growing dogs can destroy hips, knees & ligements if they are aloud too much rough play.
    I would get a crate asap.
    My pup gets xrays Monday just to rule out any nasties.
    Awwww I am sorry to hear that, fingers and paws crossed for monday
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Awwww I am sorry to hear that, fingers and paws crossed for monday
    Thanks, I'm really hoping it's just a pulled muscle but have a worry he could have done the ligement in his knee. As long as he's hips & knees arn't the problem all else can be fixed if exspensive. There is good family history as fair as hips & knees go & to me it dose not look like thats the problem but I will have all fingers crossed also.
    Thanks for your concern & hope alls going well with your pack of lucky pooches.

    Sorry abit off topic.
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