Our Adventures With Retired Racing Greyhounds, Truly, Maggie and Walker

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Truly's Leg?

Truly was running with some greyhound pals Saturday.  He suddenly stopped running and seemed to favor his right, hind leg.  He seemed o.k. by the time we got home.  Just a little limp.  He's no longer limping but today I noticed this bright red patch on the inside of that same leg.

You can see the red area is quite large.  The skin is not raised like a rash.  It doesn't feel warm to the touch. It doesn't seem to bother him.  I've never seen anything like it.  Any ideas?  Do we need to go to the vet?


  1. It's a bit difficult to tell without him standing on his legs, but it could be a torn Gracillus muscle - similar to a human hamstring. Our Drew tore his running in the blur of fur one year. He had a small knot, and lots of bruising with a slight limp/short gait for a few weeks. It healed fine and he could still run and play later (just no more Blur for him after that - he was 8.5 yrs old at the time - and still running over 40 mph).

  2. I would think if he's not limping, it should be ok. Greys bruise so easily, and it takes a while to look better.

  3. OUCH! One of mine did the splits once and ended up with similar bruising.