I know, I know, we all said ENOUGH with limping dogs. We were doing our normal walk on the bluffs this morning, Meadow running and jumping, when suddenly she was 3 legged. I saw a small cut on the big pad of her left hind foot but it seemed small and I couldn't tell if it was fresh. I was most worried about ACL tear. We had to carry her back to the truck and take them all home. Texted our friend who is our retired vet, sent a video. He said either ACL or she's a wuss about a cut pad. I palpated her whole leg and knee and the only place she reacted was actually her toes. We are taking her to his house tomorrow so he can do a quick physical exam. Our vet is on vacation until next month. Poor baby. I just now soaked her foot in ice water for 10 minutes, and she was so good about it. I do think it helped as she put weight on the foot while it was in the water. I checked the pad again, and what was a cut is now a divot! I didn't see her chew on it so I have no idea why it changed. It's not quite the size of a pencil eraser. I'm gonna put on some Neosporin and wrap her foot to keep it clean. Anyone dealt with pad injuries? I would imagine it takes a good while to heal. Just so long as it's not her knee, I'll be happy. Honestly it's always something. It's awful to see her carrying her leg up and hopping around!