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Newman has a weird new problem...

For a week or so now, he will get up from sleeping and hop around and not put his right back leg on the ground.  When we rub it for a few seconds, he starts walking totally normal.  Can't figure out if it's going to sleep or what.  He doesn't yelp or seem to be in pain, just holds it in the air and hops on three legs.  Any ideas?  If it keeps up we will probably have to take him to the vet, but he hates it there and I don't like to traumatize him.  

Sounds like his leg is going to sleep

I wouldn't worry too much since he returns to normal quickly.

Good luck

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Lynn King CPDT-KA

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Thanks Lynn, that's what I thought too...

Weird though, I've never seen it happen before to any of my guys!  

We have had it happen to dogs

especially older ones. I think they sleep so soundly that they are not moving or changing positions so their leg falls asleep.

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Lynn King CPDT-KA