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    Leo has a semi fluid feeling bump on his back leg, prehaps half the size of a golf ball. It has been there for about a week and a bit. I thought he had prehaps knocked himself in backyard and gave it some time to go down on its own but today when I was brushing him I noticed its still there, although he is not limping he doesn't like me to touch it.


    As I don't have car anymore (obviously it was destroyed) I have to rely on someone else to come take him to the vets. I will get there either tonight or tommorrow.


    Any ideas what it could be? He seems fine healthwise eating like normal etc.

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    Good luck at the vets. Hope he's okay
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    Without a photo I can't really say.
    An infection is the general first though.
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    Vet saw leo earlier today and he says it looks like he has torn ligment. Fluid was escaping and that was causing bump. He drained the bump to confirm it. Then put a pressure bandage on and I was told to watch out for his foot swelling and remove bandage by friday and see how it was doing.

    I went to pick up daughter from preschool just before and came back to a bandage-less leo...... :/ the bump is swelled right back up to same size.

    Guess he has to go in for a cast.

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    Oh wow. I've never actually seen something like that before. Any ideas how he did it?
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    No idea, the last month here has been a daze and I have not given him the attention he needed regarding playing keeping him stimulated etc. I would say highly likely he has smacked it while he was doing a zoomie or from the jerking/twisting movement mid turn zoomie.

    100% my fault and very concerned now.
    Obviously not a life threatening thing but still a worry.


    Just called clinic and asked them to double check with vet when he is free if I should come in tonight or tommorrow. vet said he would probably need to be sedated for the cast.

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    I think it is great news as my first thought, though I did not post, was sarcoma. De's dog Bella has this.

    I hope he heals well. Hugs.

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    thanks for the well wishes

    Leo is spending the night at vets and will more then likely have to be put under to have his cast put on. By the time we got to the clinic the bump was larger then before :/

    He was still happy as larry and the vet was excited to have him back (fell in love with his temp)

    Should be able to pick him up tommorrow afternoon/

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    I hope everything goes well for him Bec
    Try not to bash yourself up too bad about this, it could just as easily happened while you or the kids were playing with him or if he turned or jumped 'wrong'. It is not your fault and you are doing a damn fine job of looking after him!
    Let us know how he goes.
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    Absolutely nothing to blame yourself for rebec, these things happen (usually at the most inconvenient time too!).
    Hope all goes well for Leo at the vet
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