Based on the history you provided, your dog may have sustained a bone or muscle bruise. Such mild injuires can have exaggerated clinical consequences due to underlying
that is common at this age. Please note that falls or traumas can also result in more serious injuries, such as ligament tears or fractures. One common rear limb injury sustained in cases of trauma is
Cranial cruciate ligament rupture.
With limping resulting from any significant trauma, a veterinary visit is advised. If you would like to consult with a veterinarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please refer to our AskTheVet page