Bichon.ca - Bichon Frise Community
January 22, 2018, 06:55:54 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
flufflove   Touch a Bichon, and you have touched a bit of Heaven
Hold a Bichon, and you have held the world
Love a Bichon, and you will love life forever
   flufflove
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: light clicking sound when Toby walks  (Read 265 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
kjb131313
NEWBIE
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


« on: December 06, 2017, 07:08:52 AM »

This is the strangest thing....I just noticed it two days ago...I hear a very faint clicking sound when Toby walks. The only time I can hear it is if the entire house is silent and he walks on the carpet. I'm not sure how I ever heard it in the first place. It is not every time but pretty consistent. I'm not going to jump to conclusions and worry it is his hips. I can't tell where it is coming from as it is not loud enough. I'm not taking him to the vet and get myself all worked up. I'm thinking after 2 luxating patella surgeries and 2 ACL surgeries....he can't be 100% perfect? His last ACL surgery was about a year and a half ago. He is jumping and running and it doesn't seem to bother him. SO strange.....
Logged
Freedom (Sandie)
Methuen, MA, USA
Super G.O.D.
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 12098


Methuen, MA, USA


« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 11:04:28 AM »

I suggest just making a note to ask the vet next time you go in; no immediate appt needed, IMO.

Having had 3 joint replacements, I know from the support groups that many folks 'click,' 'thump,' or 'thunk.'  From the 4 surgeries, it is possible for Toby to have bone rubbing. 
Logged

Bichons Frise': Tasha, Willy, Riley, Belle, Frankie
Cats: Crystal, Ebony, Bobby, Tommy, Tuppence, Mandy, Emma
kjb131313
NEWBIE
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 11:25:04 AM »

I suggest just making a note to ask the vet next time you go in; no immediate appt needed, IMO.

Having had 3 joint replacements, I know from the support groups that many folks 'click,' 'thump,' or 'thunk.'  From the 4 surgeries, it is possible for Toby to have bone rubbing. 


Thanks Sandie. I was thinking the same thing. He did have a mini titanium plate out in for the last ACL tear but if he was in pain, he would let me know. I’m not going to overreact and will just keep an eye on it. So strange to start out of the blue.

Logged
kjb131313
NEWBIE
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 04:52:35 PM »

And I spoke too soon. I made the appointment with his Ortho for next Tuesday at 4:30pm. I know he won’t charge me to check him out and I need the reassurance. I can totally live with the clicking. I just want to know he’s ok. Will keep you posted.
Logged
kjb131313
NEWBIE
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 05:13:37 PM »

And they just called back and got me in tomorrow at 2:30pm. I got lucky with a cancellation. Whew!
Logged
Freedom (Sandie)
Methuen, MA, USA
Super G.O.D.
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 12098


Methuen, MA, USA


« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 12:57:11 PM »

Oh great!  Will be looking for your update after the appt.
Logged

Bichons Frise': Tasha, Willy, Riley, Belle, Frankie
Cats: Crystal, Ebony, Bobby, Tommy, Tuppence, Mandy, Emma
kjb131313
NEWBIE
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 09:26:47 PM »

I took him to the ortho yesterday. He has known Toby for about 5 years. He felt both back legs and said they were fine. He took an X-ray of the TPLO leg and said it looks great. The clicking is just something that may occur and he should be fine. It may go away and it may not? I don't care as long as he can run and jump. I'm so glad I consulted the surgeon. I love my boy so much. :-)
Logged
Freedom (Sandie)
Methuen, MA, USA
Super G.O.D.
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 12098


Methuen, MA, USA


« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 09:31:46 PM »

Great news!  Yes, I'm glad you went, and got the definitive answer.  Hooray!
Logged

Bichons Frise': Tasha, Willy, Riley, Belle, Frankie
Cats: Crystal, Ebony, Bobby, Tommy, Tuppence, Mandy, Emma
kjb131313
NEWBIE
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 09:49:51 PM »

The second time this week Toby has yelped so loud out of the blue. He ate all his dinner and walked outside but he is hardly moving inside with his tail down. Something is wrong. The Ortho will probably think I'm nuts as Toby is not holding up the leg. But something is not right and I knew it. Not sure what to do. 8 years later....I can honestly say I have no answers. I gave him a Rimadyl that I had in the cabinet. It stopped his panting. Maybe a Rimadyl everyday? I'm just lost. Sorry to vent
Logged
darwinsmom (Chris)
GURU
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4133


« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 12:26:46 PM »

Oh Toby Wan! I’m so sorry this is happening. Darwin had both knees done last spring and I honestly have to be careful with activity. We don’t take him on walks because he’ll start limping.

It’s so hard when the doc says all ok and it obviously isn’t. I would maybe take him to his regular
Vet and make sure it isn’t something else?
Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.157 seconds with 19 queries.