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hi, my scottish terrier has been limping a bit for couple of

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hi, my scottish terrier has been limping a bit for couple of weeks however she still wants to go for walks, and could put weight through it, tonight i was just starting a walk she was off her lead and trotting along as normal and all of a sudden went out with a big yelp and immediately held up back right leg. will not put it down
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Scott : Hello there,
Dr. Scott : How old is the dog?
Dr. Scott : Has the leg been radiographed yet?
JACUSTOMER-s1cmdoi7- :

hi she is 5 but 6 in sept no not yet i am taking her to the vet in the morning

Dr. Scott : In the rear legs the most common problems in this breed are luxating knee caps and cruciate ligament injury. Meniscal tears are also possible but less common in small dogs. If there is a partial cruciate injury, rest and anti-inflammtories are used most often. Complete t=ligament tears and meniscal tears require surgery. In cases where the knee cap pops out of position, most small breed dogs do not require surgery unless the knee becomes painful or arthritic. Your vet can palpate the knee to look for cruciate injury or luxating patelllas. If both are normal, the leg should be radiographed to rule out arthritic changes, dislocations, bone tumors and hairline fractures.
JACUSTOMER-s1cmdoi7- :

ok thanks it was just coz she yelped out as she was trotting on and she can put any weight on it i had thought that her thigh had looked swollen earlier in the week

Dr. Scott : If there is a meniscal tear or a cruciate ligament injury there is usually pain right when they happen. The joint does not usually stay painful. The continuing limp is usually due to the feeling of instability in the leg, not pain.

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