I have a vet appointment Tuesday and am hoping for a cancellation tomorrow to get in earlier. We do not have a 24 hour clinic anywhere near us. She is walking, playing and eating. Her walk is stiff legged but she has always walked and ran funny because her hips are not correctly formed. Her hips do not have that tight mortar pestal fit- so instead of smoothly moving in the socket, the bone actually bangs into the socket. This is per the orthopedic vet we saw 2 years ago when she went lame for a few days after running hard. Now we don't let her run hard. This anatomy is why she tends to run like a bunny hop and on occasion has soreness after playing for long periods. Please no comments about parent genetic testing. I CHOOSE to adopt her. I love her.Her knees have never been a problem but yesterday while I was grooming her, I noticed that the inner side of her knee (on the back leg ) is huge! It has been so darn cold that we haven't been outside running or playing. There is No known injury. She isn't limping and uses all four legs. She does always use her other leg first to weight bare when doing steps and drags the swollen knee leg a little bit. The knee has a large swollen mound. The mound is hard. Not moveable. Not warm to the touch. She won't yelp when I mess with it, but she doesn't want me to play with it. Currently she is chasing our kitten through the house.I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this? When you say your doodle has been diagnosed with arthritis, what symptoms does he/she have? Any tangible evidence? I feel so sad for her. She has been a laid back dog, I wonder if she has been in pain and I just didn't know. She is so calm and quiet. What do you give your doodle to help?Tuesday can't come fast enough.