Our 7 month old pup is limping
The other day my mother in an attempt for Bacchus not to get through the door (I was taking in some groceries into the laundry room) she closed the laundry door on Bacchus' right front paw by accident. He did yelp and cried for a couple of seconds and seemed ok. But now he is really limping two days later and it seems his gait is getting worse.
I looked at his paw, in between his pads, his elbow and moved everything around and it does not seem to bother him when I do it. But when he walks on it he is definitley limping. I am wondering if it's just a bruise or should I just bite the bullet and take him to see the vet (probably having to get xrays, etc.)? I mean a "bad bruise" you can't do anything for it and not to sound like I don't care but I really don't feel like spending hundreds of dollars for an ray to tell me that it's bruised. (We had to rush him already to the emergency vet because he ate a large chuck tennis ball and $500 later only to find on the xray that he would be able to pass the little pieces he did eat. And yes, I'd rather have spent the $500 telling me that than him having surgery.)
THe ony discomfort I can outwardly see is him limping. Other than that there is no wincing, crying, or yelping and he is still very active and doing puppy things..