Q. She is very healthy

Wed, Dec 7, 2022

She started limping on her back right leg but showing no sign of pain when I move it around or when she’s moving she’s not placing the leg on the ground more like levitating it around

Create an account to access Dr. Deliman’s answer to this concern.

The vet's response to this question is only available to members of Dr.Tail Create a new account to access +100K cases in Dr.Tail.

  • 24/7 priority consultations
  • Analysis of the cause of the issue
  • Home treatments and care tips
  • Guidelines for vet visits
  • Vet experts matched to your needs
or continue with
Dr. Deliman

We appreciate you reaching out to us.

First, inspect her painful area. Check her joints and bones(especially the patellar) If her joints are swollen and hot, it can be a ligament injury or a fracture. In this case, you should visit a nearby vet for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
If there is no abnormality in the range of joint movement of her, and there is no doubt of a fracture, it may be a simple sprain.
For the first two to three days, massage the area with an ice pack, and if the symptoms improve, massage the joints or muscles with a warm towel afterward.

And if you cannot find any physical injuries or lesions on the limbs or between the paws, the problem is likely to be an internal cause. She is limping at the moment because she is not able to completely bear weight or pressure on that particular limb. You need to make an appointment with a vet for a physical examination and an imaging test to pinpoint the cause. Till then, restrain her from any unnecessary motion as continuous limping would only exacerbate the situation and lead to other musculoskeletal problems.

Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions you may have. Thank you.