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    Chris, like very one mentioned it maybe nothing, or could be arthritis setting into the joints. I'd also check her nails, see if maybe she broke one. I will say I had a cocker spaniel, who was so overbred, she had bone deterioration very bad, and jumped off of my bed onto the floor, and broke a hip. I knew as soon as she landed it was serious, so it could be anything or nothing. I'd suggest checking her nails, and then wonder if it may arthritis. If it continues, and nothing makes sense, I'd definitely get her checked out by her vet. Definitely not trying to alarm you, but i've been at both sides of the spectrum. Just some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    Thanks guys. She is doing a little better tonight. @Sheena, I found the doggie aspirin at a high-end pet food store yesterday. She hated them but a little cheese works wonders. It has to be given on a full stomach. I live for the worry-free days with this little girl. They don't happen often.
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    Sheldon's does that too he has a muscle cramp so when he gets up and limps I go over and massage it and he is all better

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    Punkin hurt his leg by doing his chicken scratch kicks, which he does everytime he does his business. It took a couple of days for his walking to get back to normal. Maybe Mabel injured it this way? There's plenty of other ways they can hurt themselves, even if they're not active ... like humans!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    It may be nothing, I would just keep an eye on it for a few days, some of mine have done this from time to time and they are fine.
    Thanks, David. She is actually much better today, but we were starting to worry. I noticed today that she was lying with both legs behind her, which she hadn't done since the limping started. I think it may be a patellar problem. She pulled her leg away when I went over her knee.
    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Aww poor Mabel... I have no advice, but maybe the supplements like @Chumley said!!! Sending prayers...
    We are going to start her on supplements. She obviously has mobility problems and little flare ups like this might be avoided.
    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    Does Mabel like peanut butter? I have to give Sally a Proin pill each morning (it's for bladder control) and she scoops it up. She wouldn't touch PB when we got her though.
    She LOVES peanut butter. I give her low fat/low sodium. Personally I wouldn't touch the healthy stuff!
    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    Punkin hurt his leg by doing his chicken scratch kicks, which he does everytime he does his business. It took a couple of days for his walking to get back to normal. Maybe Mabel injured it this way? There's plenty of other ways they can hurt themselves, even if they're not active ... like humans!
    I so wish she did the "chicken scratch kicks," but she gets off the grass ASAP after pooping. I think she doesn't like the feel of it on her feet. Our bullmastiffs used to do those kicks and our yard looked like a mine field. Actually, it WAS a mind field.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    I so wish she did the "chicken scratch kicks," but she gets off the grass ASAP after pooping. I think she doesn't like the feel of it on her feet. Our bullmastiffs used to do those kicks and our yard looked like a mine field. Actually, it WAS a mind field.
    Wilson has a killer chicken scratch. He did one tonight that I think was his personal best. Grass and mud was flying and then he'd hop a few feet, get into a stance and stair off with Jack and start it all over again. I think I lost a section of sod.


    If she's pulling her leg away I would think she has some sort of pain there too. Sally has a section on her rear leg that she does not like stretched out, she yanks back pretty fast. Doesn't seem to be in pain so who knows what happened before we got her. Glad Mabel seems a bit better today.
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