Hello again. After we spoke last night--our dog Stella was sleeping--we got her up, and she walked around for a good 10 mins or so, while I was closely observing her, and, thankfully, she did not seem to stumble once at all (whereas before, she definitely would have stumbled at least a couple of times within that time frame). This morning, she woke up and seemed like her old self again, and has not shown any signs of her legs giving out at all, anymore. She's eating fine, going to the bathroom, alert, friendly, happy, etc. A couple of follow-up questions.
1) Do you still think something like X-rays would be in order? We plan to take her to our vet once we get back home (up visiting relatives), and telling her about everything that happened obviously.
2) Could it have been some sort of muscle
pull or strain, or something with some tendons or ligaments? I would think a limp would be more common in that case, but I'm not a vet, lol. Could it have been some lingering effect from where she banged her leg/hip a week ago?
3) She seems fine now. Do you think it would be ok to take her to the field/dog park today and let her run around--of course, watching her closely?
Thanks so much for the help. I'm just trying to figure our what on earth happened to our young dog last night. :)