View Full Version : Popping sound when she walks

28th July 2007, 11:52 PM
I've been reading this forum off and on since we got Sandy, our sweet baby. She's 9 months old. :lotsaluv: In the last week, I've noticed a popping sound when she's walking. It's not loud, at first I thought it was her collar and the tags. Then I double checked her nails thinking they may need to be cut and they were making the sound on the floor. But that's not it. She doesn't act as if she's hurting and is not favoring one leg or another. I can't quite figure out which leg is making the noise because as soon as I try to listen and watch, it doesn't do it. :-? Nothing feels swollen and I don't feel anything under the surface. But of course, I'm not a vet. I've read a lot about their tendency for dislocated knees and this doesn't sound like what I've read, but I could be wrong. And the vet so far hasn't noticed any issues with her. It is time to take her in for a check-up (I'd take her in regardless), but I just thought I'd see if anybody here might have any insight or feedback about this.

Thank you!

29th July 2007, 11:56 AM
I'd be thinking nails too. Can't imagine what would cause a noticeable clicking or popping sound, if her joints are all OK. icon_nwunsure

29th July 2007, 02:07 PM
My Sam's (the Boxer) knee makes popping/clicking noises when he walks, but he does have very bad arthritis in it. I've known some humans who have had little clicking noises in their leg when they have been walking, and yet had no pain.

Could be toenails clicking on the ground. Do you hear it when he walks on carpet or grass?

30th July 2007, 04:44 AM
No, it's definitely not her nails. They are trimmed and you can hear it even when she's on the carpet. It's popping more often. My brother used to snap, crackle and pop when he walked. He was really limber and double jointed. I'm worried that this could be a sign of future knee or hip problems. But I can't find this mentioned anywhere. icon_nwunsure

Thanks for taking the time to reply.