Question about subluxating patella
Last night Ruby slipped on our hardwood floor while chasing a toy, and starting screaming and limping on her right hind leg. After a few minutes, she seemed like she was okay and was walking around without limping. I worked today, and my dog walker said she was fine. She was also fine when my husband got home from work. However, when I got home, Ruby got really excited and jumped up on me. Apparently she landed wrong or something because she started crying and limping again. My vet is open until 8 on Thurs., and it was 7:40, so we called them and they were so wonderful to let us come in instead of having to go to the emergency vet. When the vet examined her leg, he found that her patella was out of place and reduced it. He said that once the patella starts slipping out, it's easier for it to keep doing it and may require surgery. Just wanted to get some advice on it and what to expect if we have to do it. She's much better after having it reduced, but it's obvious that it's still pretty sore. (I mean, I would expect it to be, poor baby!!) Any advice would be appreciated! I just was so freaked out last night and was afraid it would be something like this.
Jessica, mom to Ruby, 1 yr. old blenheim