How bad is an inuury or cut or torn tendons in dogs legs. i took my dog for a long walk this morning and when he come back i wondered why he was lying down for so long. it was only after a few hours when he got up and limped we noticed in his front leg wrist it was a dark red colour and swollen. still pished off with myself for not spotting it sooner and givin him attention took hin quicky to the vets and got referred to another vets as they think something may have got into there and damaged his tendons/joint. there going to sedate him and xray him soon and get back to me. I am sick with worry for my dog as he was a very bouncy dog and loved his 3 hours walks a day. if he has damaged his tendons will he still have a full use of legs and be able to run and play? also £500 for xrays and a consultation is the price quoted just for starters as it was an emergeny trip let alone the cost of any treatment does sound qquite excessive.