maggie is 5 1/2 months old. At about 3 months she started to have a problem where her front leg slipped out to the side especially when she ran on the tile floor. She would suddenly yelp. One night it looked so bad we thought she dislocated her shoulder and took her to the emergency clinic. They found nothing. The next day the vet took xrays and found nothing. She suggested an orthopedic surgeon. We took her. He took xrays and found nothing. I guess by process of elimination he decided it was a torn ligament and put her in a cast for 4 weeks. He said he wasn't positive it would solve the problem. He said it could be the shoulder slipping in and out which would cause her to need an operation but the xrays showed no sign of this.
Yesterday her cast came off and her leg has atrophied. He says this will come back with excercise. One hour after she was home we had her on a short leash on the tile floor and her leg slipped out to the side and she yelped. She seems OK on the carpet or outside.
Has anyone ever heard of this problem? Any advise is welcome.
From a very sad new mother