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This morning I heard my dog slip and fall and it was kind of loud. She slipped on my floor because her nails constantly slide on the hard wood, and she must have just collapsed on herself. Later on in the day it took her 10 minutes to be able to stand up. She kept trying to stand up but her front paws kept sliding and she couldn't pick herself up. Finally after trying several tries she was able to get up and walk but she was walking with a major limp. It is either her back leg(s)...or her thigh joint.

The thing is, she isn't showing any signs of being in pain. She isn't whining, she isn't flinching when I touch her legs...she lets me touch her legs and move them around and doesn't seem bothered by it. Her appetite is the same and she is even playing around with her toys and her bone. But she is still having a very hard time standing up and walking normally. I don't see how she doesn't appear to be in any pain but she is clearly having troubles moving. Is there anything specific that could have happened? I don't even know where the problem area is because I touched her legs and no response....Help?
 

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In my opinion, your dog needs to see a vet ASAP whether or not YOU think the dog is in pain.
I was told to wait a few days and see if it got better on it's own.

Odd thing is, a few years ago another dog of mine had a similar thing happen. She slipped in the rain and hurt her knee.....only she flinched whenever someone touched her. After spending a ton of money for a vet they said there is nothing to do but give her aspirin. They said if there are no broken bones (which I am positive there are no broken bones in this current situation) then all they can do it offer pain medication.
 

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I don't understand why you're asking for help. You seem to have your mind already made up on what you're going to do.

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If this were my dog, I'd call the vet and let them know what happened. They will then tell you what they recommend. More than likely they will say wait a few days. But, you can never be too sure.
 

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I don't understand why you're asking for help. You seem to have your mind already made up on what you're going to do.

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I never asked for help with what I should do. I asked for help with what the actual problem could be. Maybe a pulled muscle being she wasn't acting like she was in pain. I thought maybe someone had a similar experience and tell me if it sounded more like a bone problem or a muscle.

It doesn't matter now anyway. Today she is walking MUCH better than yesterday so it was probably just something small like a pulled muscle.
 

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Are all your floors hardwood or othewise slipery and tractionless? If so why don't you get some throw rugs so your dog can walk around without slipping? I know my dogs have trouble with traction in my kitchen and I have 5 throw rugs in stragegic places around the kitchen to make life easier for them.

It appears you have had more than one injury now because of slippery floors. I think its time you did something about them.
 

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It's a dogs natural instinct to hide pain (survival instinct). Get him to a vet ASAP, and get some paw wax to help with traction.
 
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