I'm feeling a bit sad and worried this evening. My best furry running buddy has been limping since last Friday's hike. Ozzy has had a bit of limping trouble a couple times now, but this time it's just not going away so I took him to the vet today. Senario #1: (crossing fingers for this one, it's the lesser of the two evils) he has soft tissue damage that will heal with total rest. Senario #2: (what the vet seems to think is most likely *sigh*) he has elbow dysplasia. After a couple of xrays and an hour and a half long vet visit I was sent home with strict rest orders for Ozzy. No running, jumping or other rambunctiousness for three weeks (Now that is a tall order!). So, only time will tell at this point. No fun at all. So, for at least the next three weeks human running buddies only.
Elbow Dysplasia in dog