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| | Back Leg Problems in Young Great Pyrenees
My one year old Great Pyrenees has been having some trouble with her back legs. About a month ago, she was playing in the yard and seemed to have strained her back left leg. She held her leg up initially, not putting any weight, but then walked it right off and kept on playing. The next couple days she seemed unusually stiff, but didn't whine, yelp, or show me any signs of pain. Tail still wagging, excited, happy. My husband attributed it to a strained or sprained muscle, and she healed on her own. This has happened a couple more times since then, and these second and third times did not seem nearly as bad at all, all while she was playing really hard and running in the yard. (Trying to keep up with the 2 year old psychopathic pit-lab mix with neverending energy!) Each time, she seems ok after she walks it off. I know Pyrenees can be prone to hind leg diseases, and I've been doing my research, to the point that I'm becoming a very anxious dog mom, and my husbands response is "she's fine!".
Does anyone have any personal experience with this?
Is this something that can wait until our next biannual checkup, which is in 2 or 3 months, or does anyone think this is something we should get checked out immediately?