Last week ago I took my 2.5 year old for a short walk where the road is hilly. He does fine going up but coming down always seems hard on him. It was the same with another Basset I had. He's about 48 pounds and very trim. He appeared to be slightly limping but then a few days later he had a "play date" with another Basset and they were running around in the grass together. Now he is hopping around on 3 legs or just limping. It's his rear right leg. I squeezed it all over, including his paw pad, but nothing seems to hurt. He doesn't even seem to be in pain. I took him to my vet who said he may have torn a ligament. He suggests keeping him completely quite (right!) for 4-6 weeks and see if it improves. Otherwise it would be a costly surgery. Has this happened to anyone else's Basset? I'd appreciate any advice.