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Q. Hello I have a German shepherd 8 months old andsuddenly she can touch her right behind leg on thground she seems like she is in pain but she dont cry

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. It's tough to say, as it could be many things. When we try to localize an injury to the limb, we typically start at the toes, feeling every bone and flexing and extending every joint, and work our way up the leg. Usually we can tell when the pressure we're putting on the bone or the joint is painful. You can rest her in a confined space with good footing for 12 hours, outside for leashed potty breaks only, and see if she improves. It may be a simple muscle strain and improve with rest. If she's not completely better in 12 hours take her to the vet for an exam and diagnostics.


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