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About 4:15 today my dog ran down stairs then started yelping for about 5 mins then started limping took him right to vet but he was walking fine in vets so was just wondering can they twist their ankles ? it did give me an mum a fright because he was yelping so loud :( .
 

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its just happened again :confused:only he jumped up trying to get his carrot off my mum , does anyone what it could be? could he have weak ankles?:confused:.
 

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They can definitely get soft tissue injuries, what did the vet say? Do you know what part of the leg is causing pain?

You could start by reducing any stimulus to jump or use stairs for a few days to see if it improves with rest. Also it might keep a diary of the time, part of the leg and situation the yelping occurs so that your vet can get a full picture of the problem.
 

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They can definitely get soft tissue injuries, what did the vet say? Do you know what part of the leg is causing pain?

You could start by reducing any stimulus to jump or use stairs for a few days to see if it improves with rest. Also it might keep a diary of the time, part of the leg and situation the yelping occurs so that your vet can get a full picture of the problem.
that it didn't seem to be bothering him at mo when she started moving his leg an is he a big wuss ,i don't know sorry, all I know was that it was his right leg he started limping on that time and his left (I think)yesterday,after it happen I moved his leg and it was fine again:confused:
 

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Stange that the leg changed, I'm not sure what to make of it. I might still try resting, but I would return to the vet if it kept happening. Could be that he's found a good way of getting attention.
 

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Stange that the leg changed, I'm not sure what to make of it. I might still try resting, but I would return to the vet if it kept happening. Could be that he's found a good way of getting attention.
yeah I will try resting him and if it happens again ill take him back, lol maybe I always say hes a mad lil attention whore :)
 

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Has your dog been checked for luxating patellas ( floating kneecaps)? It could be that his kneecaps are popping out of place sometimes.......it's pretty common in little dogs and sometimes is so minor it never needs surgical intervention. Your Vet should be able to tell by just feeling them if there is a problem.
 
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Might not hurt to get an x-ray. Friends hunting lab did that last fall after a week hunting at camp. Had a hairline fracture, and it just seemed once in a while to bug him. Dogs tend not to complain until it really hurts. Check the nails carefully too, sometimes they can be cracked and go unnoticed.
 

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Has your dog been checked for luxating patellas ( floating kneecaps)? It could be that his kneecaps are popping out of place sometimes.......it's pretty common in little dogs and sometimes is so minor it never needs surgical intervention. Your Vet should be able to tell by just feeling them if there is a problem.
no she never said anything about his knee caps,but if it happens again hes going right back :)
 

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Might not hurt to get an x-ray. Friends hunting lab did that last fall after a week hunting at camp. Had a hairline fracture, and it just seemed once in a while to bug him. Dogs tend not to complain until it really hurts. Check the nails carefully too, sometimes they can be cracked and go unnoticed.
when he goes back I will ask about that , and his nails got checked at vets the last time and he got his bum squeezed too while he was there .
 
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