Q. Think she sprained her leg swollen at hip

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A. I am afraid more information such as age, breed, previous injuries and mechanism of current accident wold all be required to help you accurately. Dislocated hips are quite common on both dogs and cats and would require an x-ray to investigate the direction of the dislocation and if any fractures are present. If the back leg is held off the ground and especially if the foot is held at a strange angle to the body I recommend you arrange a visit for her as soon as possible. Do not feed her as she may need sedation in order to x-ray or repair the problem

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