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My chihuahua is holding his back right leg up but not ...

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My chihuahua is holding his back right leg up but not showing any signs of discomfort or change in attitude
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 6 years ago.

HI princess,

This breed is prone to luxating patellas which is kind of like the knee popping out of the joint. This can be intermittent or permanent. It can range from intermittent skipping to non weight bearing. Your vet will be able to feel the joint and see if it has popped out.

Treatment can be exercise restrictions an and anti inflammatory drugs to surgery depending on how bad it is. Here is more on this.

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/medial-patella-luxation-in-dogs/page1.aspx

 

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