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Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear your dog has injured themselves.
To clarify, this is an online advice service and not a vet clinic; hopefully I can help.
What age and breed is he?
Does he ever hold the leg up?
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No call will be made and any money taken for the call will be refunded.
When he limps, does he skip with the leg held up for a step or two?
Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.
Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.
Most injuries (like strained muscles) heal within a matter of days in young dogs.
I would be concerned there may be more going on with your dog, such as a ruptured knee ligament or dislocated knee cap.
A vet visit is best to examine him in person. They will check his joints and may advise an xray.
Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g anti inflammatories and pain relief.
I'm just checking in to ensure this is all OK?