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my dogs leg seems to pop out of joint every now and then can

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my dogs leg seems to pop out of joint every now and then can you tell me why please
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 years ago.
Hi Linda,
Is this a the back leg? If so, I would suspect either loose or "luxating" kneecaps, or hip dysplasia. An exam by a veterinarian will tell you immediately if she has the luxating kneecaps. If it is the hip that is popping out of joint, she should have an Xray to look for hip dysplasia. I would have her checked out by your veterinarian, to find out what the problem is, and the best way of treating it. Hope this helps, Rebecca