Not Jumping Anymore
Hello everyone! I adopted Betty (now 4) a black DSH along with Isis (now 15 months) also a black DSH and they were both doing fine. About 6 weeks ago I realized that Betty was having a lot trouble with her ears. She was shaking her head and scratching. When I tried to look in her ears to see what was going on, she fought me so furiously, she hurt her leg. She limped for a while but then seemed to recover. She has never been a big jumper, always the one to take the easiest way -- floor to chair to window seat -- going up and down. I did take her to the vet, where of course she behaved very nicely and didn't give them a lick of trouble like she gave me and allowed them to clean her ears (it was mites) rinse and medicate them, clean her teeth and clip her nails. Things she would never allow me to do for her! Frankly, I was so shocked I forgot to mention the leg to the vet at that time.
But now, I notice that she is not jumping. She hasn't been in her window seat in weeks (could be our cold northern winter) but she also seems to have trouble jumping on the bed. Like she's not really jumping -- just sort of heaving herself up and then pulling herself up by her front paws. I can tell her back paws aren't even clearing the foot board at the lowest point. She's still playing and running with Isis and they wrestle and do the kicking thing with the hind legs, so it doesn't seem like that would be the problem.
Could the sprain still be affecting her? She's always been laid-back but she could jump on the bed with no problem. Thanks for your advice.