Yesterday, my doggie started limping on the morning walk. It wasn't bad, but by the time I got back from the walk, it seemed worse. Last night when I returned from work, she wasn't using it at all -- just walking on 3 legs.
I inspected and felt it. No sign of swelling, sensitivity, or injury on any part of the foot or leg. She lets me manipulate the parts but doesn't want to extend or bend it even though me feeling it doesn't seem to hurt her. It just hangs there useless.
We skipped the walk, and did the same this morning because she was still on 3 legs. The dog walk is the only thing more sanctified than my bike ride -- this is the first time since we've had her that we've not gone for a walk. Marriage would be a close third though on the sanctity scale But I digress...
After she'd been up about an hour, she suddenly started walking on it as if nothing were wrong. And then after awhile, it was back up in the air. And then it went down again. Whether it's up or down, she otherwise acts normal
What could be going on? Her vet is out of town until Sept 14, and we're going to try to get her in to see someone else.