My pup started limping a bit the week before last. Vet had a look and was confident it was just some soft tissue damage (muscle or ligament) and he gave us anti-inflammatories. He was a bit up and down with it - sometimes much better, then going really stiff again - and Friday last week we ended up getting him X-rayed to rule out elbow dysplasia or some other bone or joint problem. Those came back clear fortunately and if anything he seemed at his best Friday night and Saturday morning (maybe as a result of being caged at the vet for a day...), but then he had a mad moment Saturday, launched himself across the kitchecn and pulled up sharply again. He's been struggling again since then!
I'm relieved it's not dysplasia, as it's a known issue with the breed (Australian Labradoodle... ) and I was starting to fear the worst, but I'm struggling to see any improvement. To be honest I think the biggest problem is he's a 4 month pup and mad as a bucket of frogs, so keeping him quiet enough to give it a chance to heal properly is nigh on impossible! He's not getting any long walks and no run around at the moment but I'm wondering if I need to keep him crated for a few days to give it a chance to heal. That would contain him but I know he's not going to be happy with it!
So, I'm guessing pulls and strains like this are not uncommon in pups and wondered what the advice might be to help get him back on track.