Sore legs?

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  1. RD

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    So Dash ran her little ass off yesterday, probably more hard running than I should've allowed her to do. She also played ROUGH with Eve and Dakota. Now today she's a little more whiney than usual, and doesn't want her rear legs messed with as much. While she't not limping, she does hesitate to move in in certain positions. I've felt up and down her legs and the hock joint feels a little "floppier" than normal. Could it be that her muscles are just sore and overworked? Or does this warrant a vet visit?

    I'm always paranoid with a new puppy so I don't know what to do here. =/
     
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    Me personally I would have it checked out. I have found that some of the pure breeds can have a syndrome that the groove in their legs that the tendons lay into are not deep enough and the tendons move out of place and hurt until they get back in line. This can be fixed surgically. Is Dash kicking when he runs or lays down after play ? A good but not always sure sign is kicking out of the leg, that is how they snap them back into line. I would tend to worry about a puppy having sore legs.
     
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    I never knew about that Joyce. I haven't noticed any kicking but I'll keep an eye out for it. Her little legs are all over the place.

    Of course my dad is freaking out and saying she has hip dysplasia :rolleyes: but I will call the vet tonight and make an appt for her a little sooner. She's due in a week for vaccines but if it's something painful i don't want it to go on for that long.
     
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    I know one of the first things a vet checks on a puppy is for a hernia.
     
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    She has no hernia, I've gone over her repeatedly and she's fine in that department. It's definitely her left rear leg that's bothering her, but I can't tell WHERE it hurts. I'm concerned :( she's going to the vet this week for sure.
     
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    :( Poor Dash (((hugs))) I hope its nothing major....keep us updated
     
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    Thanks Jess, I really hope it isn't either. I love this puppy so much already, and I'll love her even if she's defective ;) but I sure hope it's just a minor injury and not something hereditary.
     
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    I hope it's nothing too. Poor girl :( How are her parent's hips, elbows?
     
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    Sire and dam both passed OFA hips. Elbows weren't tested (not out of the ordinary for the breed, jfyi).
     
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    I think/hope she just turned something wrong and it's like when you work out or play soccer for the first time...you just hurt afterwards for a few days.

    But it's always a good idea to head to the vet if you're concerned!
     
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    How is she today? Hope doing better....
     
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    Well she's doing okay today, but this is REALLY weird. She walks normally, runs normally, goes up and down the stairs, turns around etc...

    But, when she crawls under a chair (which she does often - there are a lot of them in this house) she cries and when she comes out, she's three-leggin it and favoring that left rear leg. She did this once when she jumped, too. She limps for maybe 30 seconds and then she's back to normal again. I don't understand it. It almost reminds me of Ripley with his luxating patellas but I've tried to feel if her kneecaps are loose, and they feel fine to me.

    Couldn't get hold of the vet yesterday so I'm calling today.
     
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    That's odd :( I was thinking luxating patellas, too. I hope she gets better soon.
     
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    RD if you pick Dash up and feel the hind legs ie placing the feet into the palms of your hands and cause the knees to bend is there kind of a cracky ( best description I can give) or poppy type of feel ? That is what my Shih-Tzus have which is the tendon slipping. They can live fine without surgery for some time if there is no pain. If there is pain from it then they go in and deepen the groove in the legs to keep it in place. This is a very common thing in the tou or small breeds but can happen to larger ones too. I am hoping there is nothing wrong here but pain like this tells me that pup needs to be seen. I am so sorry and sending you giant hugs.

    ETA: It would be far more likely that Ripley would have this problem then a BC but I never rule it out.
     
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    How is Dash doing Today ??? :)
     
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    Hoping Dash is better! :)
     

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