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My dog is limping Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have

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My dog is limping
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yeah there’s nothing I can see
Assistant: The Expert will know what to do. What is your dog's name and age?
Customer: Scruffy, and she’s 10 years old
Assistant: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Scruffy
Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Scruffy?
Customer: she’s a small breed dog but that’s it

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I would be happy to help you

Call if you want to chat by phone, otherwise ignore requests :)

Front or hind leg?
How long?

Putting some weight on the leg?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Hi Paul! It’s her hind right leg and since she woke up this morning. She is putting as little weight on it as possible, most of the time she keeps it lifted off the ground


Hopefully this is just a sprain or strain and not a torn anterior cruciate ligament

Lets give aspirin at 10.0 mg/pound twice daily with food

Strict rest for 1-2 days time

Update me tomorrow


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can I give her aspirin that’s meant for people? And what do you mean by mg/pound? Thanks!

Yes and give 10 milligram of aspirin PER pound of body weight

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok thank you so much! Is there anyway to tell if she’s torn her ACL? She isn’t whimpering or whining and she’s happy to run on three legs seems quite upbeat?

If is still limping in 48 hours then would be more worried about damage to ACL

Very welcome

Will look for update tomorrow

You can rate me now-I will leave link open for you


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok great thank you so much Paul and talk to you tomorrow! :)


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