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My dog has slipped and fell in my house and hurt her knee, 1

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Hi there
JA: Hi there. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: hi there my dog has slipped and fell in my house and hurt her knee
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did the dog's knee start hurting?
Customer: 1 week ago 25th July, though it was a pulled muscle but she hasn’t gotten any better
JA: When did the dog last see a vet? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: She has visited a vet today and was prescribed a painkiller with anti inflammatory but I can’t afford to take her treatment any further. Can you please help me?
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Lottie and she is 15 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Lottie?
Customer: No
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience working out of West London. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Lottie.

Has the vet suggested there is more going on than a muscle strain?

Did the advise some tests such as an x-ray?

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Hi there, could you see my reply?

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

It looks like you may be offline. Without further information it is difficult for me to provide the best advice but I will certainly try. Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

So typically a muscle strain will heal within a few days as long as we strictly rest the dog and give the medicine issued.

If this is not the case, we'd be suspicious of a more serious injury such as a ruptured knee ligament, dislocated kneecap or bone fracture. In this instance, an x-ray and exam under sedation is needed so we can make a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.

If unable to afford an x-ray with your vet, you could see if you are eligible for charity assistance from e.g. the RSPCA or PDSA.

You can also enquire with your vet if they offer payment plans or allow payment on credit.

Hopefully Lottie improves very soon.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Any further questions are welcomed.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

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