I have 6 siberian huskies & 1 german sheperd.
This is about one of my huskies, she is 2 years old, active happy little girl, a bit thin though cause she has been very picky on food. We are working in the day so the dogs are left at home in the day.
Last 2 weeks, when we came back from work, we found that this little girl was limping on her right hind leg. We thought she had a fight with the alpha female age of 4 & had injured herself. But it was very unlikely that she would pick up a fight with the alpha. & we had checked through her legs & body, no bite marks. At that time, her hind leg was like bending outwards and she was moving around with the other 3 legs. Because we got back home late that night, all the vet were closed so we brought her to the vet the next evening.
The vet couldn't really sure whether it was a broken bone or just a dislocated joint. We were advised to give her some pain killer & some supplement for the joint and observed her for a few days, then we could decide whether to send her to an X-ray (the vet didn't have the X-ray facility & X-ray for pets are not common here I guess).
We gave her the medicines for a week & the leg didn't seem to get better, and she would suddenly cry of pain even though she was laying down in the corner alone. So we decided to send her to an X-ray last saturday (We had no choice to drag till Saturday because the hospital that offered X-ray services closed at 6pm on weekdays, & by the time we got home from work we couldn't manage to rush to the hospital on time). Then, by last Friday night when we got home, she was miracally walking & jumping on all 4 to greet us home! So we thought she finally healed by herself & we canceled the X-ray appointment.
Then, late at night in Saturday, she started to limp again, although not as bad as before where the leg was seemed bending outwards, and she was walking a few steps on 4, then hopped a few steps on 3. Her hind legs seemed like couldn't carry her body weight when she stands.
Does anyone have encountered this before? Really need some advices.