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Hello, My 7 month old BC pulled/sprained/strained a muscle in his left hip a month of so at the dog park while playing fetch. Initially, he could not walk at all and did not want to be touched. When we took him to the vet, the physical examination showed pain on hip extension. They did an x-ray at that time and the vet said his hips and bone structure looked perfectly normal (no signs of HD), so she ruled it a soft tissue injury. With pain pills and NSAIDS, he was good to go after a couple weeks so we resumed fetch. Now, however, he seems to show a little bit of lameness in his right (opposite of injury) leg. Also, after a few sprints he starts bunny hopping, slightly dragging his right leg and not bringing it forward all the way. Does anyone have any experience with anything like this? Should I seek a second opinion from a vet? Resort to extended rest and see what happens?