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JAG came out limping...

Well im not sure exactly what is going on. JAG went into a building to search for a suspect, and when he came out he was limping on his back left leg. No visible signs of injury, and he has no specific trigger point for pain or discomfort when examining him. I have checked his hips, knee, ankle, paws and pads. Nothing triggers a response from him, but he's is obviously feeling something. He will still run and jump, but thats usual for a working dog. It seems to be worse after he lays down for a few minutes, almost as if it stiffens up when he is not moving around. This is terrible timing, as we have alot of work to do over the weekend. I may be working solo this weekend if he doesn't seem to be better later tonight.

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Sorry to hear, that sucks............I hated working without my partner, but not as much as he hated it. My wife says that they'd lay around the house and pout when I went to work without them.

Hope he feels better soon.......sounds like a strain/sprain, but I know it's so hard to tell sometimes because they are so stoic.

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groin pull, maybe?

In any case, start him on some kind of anti-inflammatory!

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Well im not sure exactly what is going on. JAG went into a building to search for a suspect, and when he came out he was limping on his back left leg. No visible signs of injury, and he has no specific trigger point for pain or discomfort when examining him. I have checked his hips, knee, ankle, paws and pads. Nothing triggers a response from him, but he's is obviously feeling something. He will still run and jump, but thats usual for a working dog. It seems to be worse after he lays down for a few minutes, almost as if it stiffens up when he is not moving around. This is terrible timing, as we have alot of work to do over the weekend. I may be working solo this weekend if he doesn't seem to be better later tonight.

Did the building have slick floors?
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Uh oh, I'm sorry to hear that!


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Have your vet check for a tear of the semitendinosus muscle in the affected leg. My veterinary orthopedic specialist had to use ultrasound to find it; X-rays didn't show it. Here's a link to a story about regenerative stem cell therapy being used to treat it:

Stem cell treatment heals Fremont police dog | abc7news.com

My dog, Hunther, had this happen to him. He had the treatment, completed his physical therapy, and was able to complete a Schutzhund trial.

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P.S. Don't work him until this gets ruled out. Hunther's was the worst case Dr. Brown had seen, and it was almost too late to treat him. Hunther's limp came and went, but the tear in the muscle was gradually widening until he came out of his crate on three legs one morning.

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Did the building have slick floors?
That is exactly what went thru my head when I first read the posting...

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I had some patrol dogs spin out in a warehouse before on slick floors
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sounds like it may be a sprain or a pulled muscle but i'd have him checked out just to be sure. Riley pulled a muscle in his rear right leg when he was 3 and running after another dog at the dog park. He turned too quickly, slipped and that was it. Hope you get it figured out and all turns out to be okay!

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