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Sudden lameness

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insomniaat4am Sun 29-Jan-17 06:48:35

Any idea why a collie x terrier we believe would suddenly become lame on a back leg in the night??
We heard him crying when changing position in bed and he's limping badly and really screams when we touch his hip. No vigorous exercise for the last month, just walked on the lead. He's 8 if that's relevant. He's had a sore leg in the past but only after too much exercise and never this severe.

Thewolfsjustapuppy Sun 29-Jan-17 08:26:45

Patella luxation?

Veterinari Sun 29-Jan-17 08:45:30

Could be anything from a muscle sprain to patella luxation to a cruciate ligament tear

insomniaat4am Sun 29-Jan-17 08:48:57

It's just odd that it seems to have happened in his sleep? He's a tiny bit better now he's up and moving. Not limping as obviously but still won't let us touch his hip. He can't get comfy and is just pacing around. Hhhmmm.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Sun 29-Jan-17 09:51:47

If he won't let you touch it then he's obviously in pain - I'd be taking him to the emergency vet ASAP

StandardPoodle Tue 31-Jan-17 16:34:32

I'd be at the vet with that. Hope he's ok.

insomniaat4am Tue 31-Jan-17 16:37:34

Sorry only just seen this. Randomly by lunch time he was absolutely fine running round like a crazy dog?
Wondering if his hip popped out a bit if he twisted funny and then popped back in?
He's been fine since.
Weird he went from agony to perfectly fine within a few hours? Been looking at hip dysplasia but not sure hips would kind of pop in and out with that?

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