Q. My 9 yr old pit/boxer mix has suddenly formed a swollen spot on his left hip, he wont to walk or move his behind, should I rush him to the vet!?
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. That may be due a traumatic injury. If he does not walk fine or does not want to move he may be painful and may be a quite serious injury. Unfortunately I cannot be more specific without more informations; I would recommend to take him to the veterinarian for a check up as soon as possible at least to have some pain relief medications.
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. If he is reluctant to walk or move this indicates there is significant pain or injury and yes, he should be seen as an emergency to institute pain medication and investigate the underlying cause