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My dog got hurt today

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I was out with my two Springers today. We were working a WMA just west of my house. My little female, Ring, hit scent and was trailing a bird when she went down. It looked like she tripped in a hole. She got back up and continued on and stopped and laid down briefly. My male Onee ran past her and flushed a hen, but Ring showed no interest. She came back to me and gave me a look that said "I'm done", so we quit.

I can see no external injury, and she walks just fine, no limp or anything like that. But she refuses to run or jump. I'm going to let her rest in the house for the rest of the weekend and all next week. I hope she hasn't damaged a leg.

I love that little wench dog :cry: .

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Dalee100 - Sorry to hear about your dog. Hope she is feeling better. Hey did you rub her down with your hands to see if she had any sore spots? I had a shorthair that took a nasty fall into a hole once and came up out of it fine only to sit down 25 yards away and not want to move. I ended up carrying him out of the field and to the vet. I rubbed him down and he didn't really show any signs of being hurt. The vet couldn't find anything external and shot some x-rays. He found a hairline fracture in one of his ribs.

4 weeks of rest and observation and then back for more x-rays and he was back to normal. It's something that is very easy to miss on a dog.
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