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Old 06-29-2007, 05:54 PM
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We were playing with a ball today and while trying to catch it (I just bounce it around lightly) he ran straight into a wall.

He was crying and came running between my legs, withought putting one of his hind legs down at all.

I picked him up, layed him out on the bed and gently ran my hands over the leg. He didn't pull away or cry. I bent it (very gently and slowly mind you) and there was no whimpering or crying or pulling away. 10 minutes later, he is still limping quite badly.

Should I take him to the vet? Or will he walk it off...?



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Old 06-29-2007, 06:11 PM
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I wouldn't go rushing to the vet if it was my dog, but if he's still limping by tomorrow morning I'd certainly take him in.

Slow, easy walks and crate rest should help. Border collies are pretty resilient, and sometimes just sleeping seems to heal them.
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:14 PM
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Okay, thanks.

I am so paranoid it's awful, lol. He has such long legs! I know it's not really my fault, but I still feel guilty .

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Oh I know, I worry all the time about Eve's deer legs! lol. She's going through that weird growth spurt where she's all legs with very little muscle mass protecting those bones and joints, so I'm paranoid that she's going to stumble one of these days and get a fracture or sprain something.

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:24 PM
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I know! It's like he has some sort of spider thin, boney legs. Most of his puppy fat is gone and so he looks dangerously frail.

Okay, I am going to put lots of cushiony blankets in his crate, and stuff several kongs.

I'll just take him out for a bunch of potty breaks.
We trained and did a little walk earlier, so he should be okay excercise wise.



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I agree with Grace.

Poor Spy Heal fast little (or should it be leggy?) guy!
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Poor Spy... I hope his leg heals quickly
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A buffered aspirin won't hurt ....by morning all should be OK..... if not , vet !
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:25 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion Grammy!

I hope he feels better too .

I just let him out to pee and he wouldn't put his leg down . Though, once he started walking (he trots everywhere) he put it down and the limp didn't seem to bad.

*sigh*

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Ditto Grace. I hope Spy gets better soon!
I think a lot of us are very paranoid (myself included ) but don't fret unless it persists. I would say give him a day or so and if it's not better go ahead and go to the vet.
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