My bully Mr. Higgins has a slight limp of his left leg when indoors but seems to walk o.k. when outdoors.I noticed this a few days ago. I have rested him and stopped all jumping onto furniture and stairs. He does not put any weight on it when standing, just barely touches it to the floor. He is otherwise normal. He is 3 1/2 and had luxating patella surgeries at age 13 and 15 mos. He has been on a joint supplement for ages, but I ran out and he did without for a few weeks. (bad mom) He is back on it. Arthritis? Partial ACL tear? Oh my god I hope not, he has been through so much already. Wanting advice before I take him in. My vet will surely want to xray and insists on sedating which I hate so much.Is he at risk for ACL injury because he had lux. patella surgery?
Thanks in advance.