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why is my dogs back right leg jerking

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why is my dogs back right leg jerking
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 years ago.
I am sorry to hear about this concern.
Certainly, my first concern is always about a recent soft tissue injury that may have occurred.
We all can get an occasional twitching in a limb, but if it is persisting, is when I get concerned.

For a back leg, additional concerns would include conditions like a partial or complete tear of the cruciate ligament in the knee, a popping knee cap problem (luxating patella), electrolyte abnormalities, something stuck in the paw, or nail problems.

Well worth veterinary evaluation, today, if that jerking persists at all.

Good Luck
Dr. Andy


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