(cypress, ca usa)
5 yr old female rottweiler at dog park running, then she started limping and won’t put back paw down..
This is a situation where you need to get her a veterinary evaluation as soon as possible.
There are all sorts of possible causes for limping like this, some fairly minor, others more serious.
Rottweilers are susceptible to cruciate ligament tears and the rear legs (at the ‘knees’) is where this is most likely to occur.
Stepping in a hole, running on uneven ground, a sudden twist or stop, all of these things can cause injury to joints when it’s a big dog that’s doing the running!
I’m afraid it’s impossible for me to say what is actually wrong, but your veterinarian will be able to do a ‘hands on’ examination and make an accurate diagnosis. Then help you decide what treatment is needed to get her back on her feet – all four of them 🙂
I ish you the best of luck and hope that your Rottie is feeling much better soon.
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