Is it possible that dogs can pull there hamstrings?
Took my dog to play at the beach. His first time ever. We played fetch in the sand and the water. He was having a blast. He is the type of dog to play fetch with you till your arm falls off, even if he breaks his legs.
I noticed when we finished he kept licking his paws And limped a little. Usually when I check is because there's a cut or something is stuck. Checked his paw and squeaky clean.
Got in the car and drove the hour back home. He was spelling, so when he woke up and went to stand up, a loud yelp came out. He walked it off just fine. Everyday since then he has had a limp on his left rear leg. He walks and jogs just fine. But I.noticed he did not want to jump up anymore so I went to pick him up from his front legs, leaving all the pressure on the rear legs and boom! The yelp again and favored the left leg. So I sat him down and massaged his left leg to try and find where it hurts, but nothing..I pulled his leg to stretch it and no pain.
Next day went to play fetch. And as soon as he sprinted the yelp came out. But still ran, and you could see his left leg flared out, as in running but lightly stepping with that leg. Took him to the vet. They said he was fine. Came home. Same exact pain. Haven't done xrays because I'm saving the money for them, I will take him in for sure.
I pulled my hamstring just yesterday. Horrible pain but I can manage, wondering if he possibly did the same. Sand is hard to run in and could he have possibly tried so hard that he pulled a muscle?