My springer spaniel is limping on front leg. has been for 2 weeks now vet has given her Rimadyl this doent seem to help? What next?
She doesnt want to stand on the leg but when out for a walk will eventually walk on it. After walking for a short period she walks on it with a limp her head going up and down. Dog eating normally.
What could be the problem how do we cure this?
Thank you for your reply, just a little more please, initially about a couple of months ago I noticed a lump probably 15mm tall apear. on the shoulder part of her front leg. The vet took a syringe full of blood from the lump which was sent away for analysis & came back as possibly cancerous.This lump has since dissapeared. Could this have now gone inside her body & be pressing against something.She can hop on 3 legs eventually after walking for a while she will start to walk on the offending paw with her head motioning up and down. When she is out walking she is panting.I have discussed X rays with the vet but this will not reveal if it is a tumour causing the problem. The dogs response to 100mg of Rimadyl /day pain is reduced but not removed completely. She doen't want to lie on the offending side. Her appetite is OK as long as its easy food to eat ham etc not as keen now on her dog meal. The vet has now ruced her daily dose of Rimadyl after 7 days to 50mg / day. I have considered Tramadol but unsure.
Thank you for your previous response & I look forward to your reply.