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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Dog
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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limping on front leg yorkshire terrier no obivous fall jnothing

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limping on front leg yorkshire terrier no obivous fall jnothing in paw looks like joint any pain relieve
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.
Scott Nimmo :

Hello and welcome, My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

How long has leila had this problem?

Customer:

since yesterday

Scott Nimmo :

Ok that's fine ...

Scott Nimmo :

Soft tissue injuries such as strains or sprains are very common in the dog and often cause limping. Many of them will resolve in a couple of days with complete rest and an anti-inflammatory drug such as aspirin.

Scott Nimmo :

On a short term home remedy basis aspirin would be much safer and more effective than the other human over the counter anti-inflammatory / painkillers, and this drug is sometimes prescribed in the dog for soft tissue injuries such as strains or sprains.

Scott Nimmo :

A typical dose rate would be 5 mg per pound of your dog's body weight twice daily. The judgment whether to dose with aspirin is of course up to you but here is a link to a web page with all the facts you might need including contraindications : LINK

Customer:

thats good to no she is a very active dog so trying to keep her still is murder thank u for your help

Scott Nimmo :

Of course part of the treatment would also be two or three days complete rest and then a gradual return to exercise.

Scott Nimmo :

Of course if your dog does not quickly improve or you become further concerned you should then seek immediate hands on veterinary help.

Customer:

ok will do tyvm x

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