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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My dog is constantly chewing her right paw have checked it

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My dog is constantly chewing her right paw have checked it thoroughly but cant find anything wrong but she seems to be suffering and cant weight bare on it
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Jean, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. If you can't see an obvious erythema (redness) or swelling, Lucy's vet may need to thoroughly examine and X-ray the paw looking for indications of trauma - soft tissue/bruise, sprain, strain - or fractures. Dogs that can't bear weight have often suffered considerable injury but which might not be readily apparent without imaging. For now, You’re necessarily constrained to either aspirin dosed at 22 mg per kg of body weight with food at 12 hour intervals or paracetamol dosed at 15 mg per kg of body weight thrice daily. Acetaminophen isn’t antiinflammatory as is aspirin, however. You must avoid the toxic ibuprofen and naproxen in dogs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
think we had decided this ourselves will see what shes like tomorrow and if no better take her to the vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Sounds good.