My nearly 4 yr old 18lb Cairn Terrier seemed to have pulled his rear right leg while chasing a crow. When it happened, he prominently held it up and walked on 3 legs for a few hours that day. Then the next day he seemed fine - only to be walking and suddenly that same leg snapped up in pain as he whined a few times (as if it pulled again). This has been going on for about a week. He runs fast, jumps, and generally moves with ease only to somehow have this apparent muscle 'pull' seemingly shock him about once a day. After these shocks, he is back to walking 3 minutes later - with apparently all his strength. Whats odder, the times when he seems to 'pull' it again, can be when he is simply walking slow. I have firmly placed my hand on the leg's knee, toes and thigh muscle and tried to find the pain point. Only the thigh muscle seems to get a response but it not one of sensitive sharp pain. He more so seemed annoyed when I press on the thigh muscle.Ideas?
Type of Animal: Carne TerrierGender: MaleAge: 4 in MarchName of Dog: Zorro
Rest and shortened walks
Thank you for your question. There are a few things that could be causing the signs your are describing.