My dog is a spaz and need some thearpy
November 7, 2007 11:35 AM Subscribe
My dog has apparently hurt himself somehow. Sprain? Bruise?
posted by stormygrey to Pets & Animals (11 answers total)
One of our dogs came in from outside and seemed to step funny, then start crying when he tried to walk. I thought he had a splinter or stepped on something sharp,but there is no visible injury. I manipulated his foot and his leg, simulated putting pressure on it and nothing seemed tender. He laid there a minute, tested it and went on to bed.
This morning, he was his usual self, jumping everywhere, running, then again, he came running around the corner to go inside and he all of sudden couldn't put pressure on his leg again, cried a little, I was able to help him slowly walk into the bedroom and into his crate and I repeated the manipulation. With him lying on his stomach I found that if I pulled his leg out in front of him, that it was painful. I poked around and found that in his underarm (for lack of a better description) I could feel a couple of ligaments that were strained. I don't really know what this is, but from my basic massage skills it feels like what I would "rub out" on a back massage.
Is this a vet situation or a doggie massage, make sure he is more careful situation?