Yesterday, my 5 month old old GSD was outside in the yard playing with my husband when she tripped and hurt her right front leg. She was chasing a frisbee. She was running on soft snow, when I heard the screech and looked out the window and saw her favoring her front leg for a couple of seconds. We watched her and everything seemed okay, she was back to running up a muck right after that incident. Nothing for the rest of the day. Her trainer came later that morning and she had a great session, she's learning so much.
Today, just a little while ago, I was working with her in the kitchen for a while, when I noticed she was getting tired, I asked her for one last down and she flopped down as she does occasionally and yelped out hold her right leg up off the ground for a couple of seconds. Again, after a few seconds more, she was back to normal. Of course, I am concerned about this and would like to know if this is normal for a puppy and do they heal quickly if they hurt themselves?
She just got through storming through my office like a little hurricane..
She was just outside to relieve herself and came back in all invigorated from the cold, as usual. What is it about cold weather that gives dogs and extra boost of energy. My chocolate Lab used to be the same way. He could be sound asleep and wakes up to go out to the bathroom, comes back in like he just drank a pot of coffee, zooming all over the house. Tess is the same way!
Anyway, I'm watching her run around and her leg appears to be just fine, but I'm still going to worry, I love this little girl and want to make sure she stays injury free. Hopefully I'm worrying for nothing.