Do you think he could have hyper extended his leg?
My Yorkie mix, Odin, has been limping off & on all evening. When I came home from work my 13yoDD said when she went to take him outside to our dog run (she was carrying him) he was wiggling to get down & chase a squirrel. Since then he has been favoring his back right leg. Every once in awhile he will wimper as if in pain. He can still jump up on the couch & lay next to me. When I looked at his paw to see if maybe he had stepped on something I couldn't see anything. The reason I thought maybe he had was because my 3yoDS dropped a glass the other night & it broke. I thought maybe the dog stepped on a piece of glass I didn't sweep up.
When DD told me about the limping I didn't notice it. He seemed fine. Then a few hours later she said he was doing it again. Well at that point he jumped on the couch & when he got down to follow me around he seemed okay. Just a few minutes ago he was sitting on the floor wimpering & when I called him it was clear he was limping. I asked DD if she maybe dropped him when she put him down & she said no. Of course maybe she doesn't want to get into trouble for hurting the dog.
Does anyone think maybe he just hyper extended his leg? I really can't afford to take him to the vet right now (been down on my luck money wise lately) but I know my ex SIL works for a vet & might be able to figure something out to help us (financially) if needed.