My field trial dog, Ripple, at five and half years came up lame after a combination of an early morning grouse hunt and followed by a training session of a triple and a blind no great distance.
She is 53-54 pounds and athletically fit.
The day started with the grouse hunt. She had 2-3 hours rest after hunting grouse. Then came the field trial training session.
After the training session she had a 2-3 hour rest in her crate in the truck. She seemed fine other than a slight limp when I took into the house from the truck.
Left her at home when I went about doing some chores and shopping.
When I returned home a couple of hours later she would hardly put her hear leg down. She showed no sign of being in pain other than the not putting her back leg down.
We have an appointment to see the veterinarian first thing Tuesday morning as Monday is a holiday.
Well as any of you know these dogs are special to us and this one is to me.
I am hoping it is not an ACL tear.
Anyone see this type of lameness and what is your experienced or educated idea what I have with Ripple's lameness?