|Emma injured her left rear leg today.|
She's not crying in pain and actually doesn't act like it is bothering her, but the fact she's not putting weight on it means she's hurting - just not like Dieter was with his back. I called Emma's owner and left a message stating I would need to take her to the vet tomorrow. Emma, of course, didn't let us know she was hurt until after the vet office was closed!
I checked her knee and hip and find nothing out of place. I feel no heat or swelling in the leg. I can move it without her complaining. She simply is NOT walking on it a majority of the time. I am concerned by the way she's hanging it when she rests that it may be a ligament injury. Here's hoping it's a strain and she simply needs to be keep quiet for a bit.
I have restricted her movement. The moment we realized she was injured I stopped letting her outside without being on lead. She is taken down to the yard and given a chance to potty or poop and then taken back in, where she is self regulating and resting in my home. She is simply too young and not in enough pain to actually not race around my yard like an idiot with an injury and I don't want her to further injure that leg.
So, the second training session I had planned for her was cancelled and I just fed her her dinner. I had not trained her this morning because I had reports for my other job I had to write up and thus planned on training her with her lunch and dinner. I got half of what I planned to work on for her homework done, but her injury required stopping any movement training at this time and I'll go to the Levels to her training tomorrow.