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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My 8 year old German Shepherd escaped last night and came

Customer Question

My 8 year old German Shepherd escaped last night and came home wet, in pain, and with a swollen hip on one side.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Sasha
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Sasha?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My fear is that she may have become aggressive with someone's pet or livestock and they kicked her and sprayed her with a hose. She is able to walk, but walks slowly and whines if I touch her upper leg or the hip area that is swollen
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Is she able to use the leg to walk or does she hold it up entirely?

Can you see any bruising?

Can you share a picture of the injury?