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popping ankles?
by Robyn
popping ankles? My Niki's hind ankles have just started making a popping noise when he jumps up and down. He's almost 4 months old and we hope it's just a growing thing. We know it's not his knees and he's in no pain...he's just not very sneaky right now! Anyone have this happen and know what it is?


Hello Robyn, I am wondering about this "popping" in the ankles too. I don't know what it is either, but my 1 yr. 2 mo. old BriAnna's and my 4 month old Carissa's hind legs do the same thing. My oldest baby, Bianca, who is 2 yrs. 7 mo.'s, doesn't have this happen to her. I am taking Carissa to the vet tomorrow for her puppy shot and when I'm there I will ask him about this and see what he says. I'll post a reply to what he tells me tomorrow when I get home.

Hello again, I took Carissa to the vet for her puppy shot and asked him about this popping ankle thing and he checked her over and saw nothing at all wrong with her ankles or legs. I told him my other dog's ankles do this as well and he said he'd have to see her and examine her before he could tell me it's nothing. I'm still as puzzled as before. He said what he always says - not to worry. Maybe call your vet and/or take your baby in and have it checked out. Good Luck!

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