Does my toy fox terrier need to go to the vet and/or get x-rayed?
My toy fox terrier ran into a pug while playing last week. Since then he has been limping on and off for a week now (back right leg). We have tried pressing on different parts of his leg, checking for both bone and muscle pain but he shows no reaction when we do this.
If he lays down for awhile he is able to walk normally but then goes back to keeping that leg up after awhile. We are trying to give him more rest to see if that would help, but he is just 1 and wants to be running all the time.
Since it has been a week, we are thinking about taking him to the vet, but we are tight on money so we only want to pay for x-rays if it is really needed.
After searching websites, it sounds like people are 50/50 on whether a dog should go to the vet when something like this happens.
Are there any other things to check before having to take him to a vet? Or will it just be rest that heals him?