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Hi, my whippet seems to have a sore front leg. She hasn't been

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Hi, my whippet seems to have a sore front leg. She hasn't been running around a lot as she's currently on heat so we are taking her on road walks on the lead only. I've looked at her paw thoroughly and there seems to be no cuts/swelling or any signs of damage to her paw at all. I'm wondering how long I should leave it before going to a vet? She is eating normally, alert, affecting as normal but just isn't putting any weight at all on her leg.
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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Dr. Peter :

1- How long has this been going on?

Dr. Peter :

2- Do you know how she got injured?

Customer: Since late last night
Customer: No idea, she started limping and today it's a little worse
Dr. Peter :

Do you know how she got injured?

Customer: No, nothing has happened that I know of.
Customer: As I said, she is on road and lead walks only at the moment as she is on heat
Dr. Peter :

Friend, a non weight bearing lameness that is not getter better after several hours requires a visit to the vet. Important to rule out a fracture. Other possible causes in this case would be a soft tissue injury or a pinched nerve along the neck. Besides a hands on examination your family veterinarian will start her on anti inflammatory medication and pain killers. Hightly recommend not waiting any longer and having her checked today. If this is related to a fracture, the longer you wait the worst it will be for her. In the meantime, rest her; activity should be limited to urinate and defecate on a leash.

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