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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 48 years of experience.
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My dog is limping, No I’ve checked It started this morning

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Hi my dog is limping
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Does anything look different with the dog's legs/feet? When did this start?
Customer: No I’ve checked
Customer: It started this morning after a walk
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Customer: he suffers from epilepsy and is the n medication
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Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 14 days ago.

Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 14 days ago.

As you might imagine, assessing the extent of injury from afar is a fool's errand for me. How old and which breed is your dog, please?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Labrador 3 years old.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Running after a ball
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 14 days ago.

Please clarify, he ran after a ball and began limping? Which leg(s) is lame, please?

I regret that my veterinary board of examiners doesn't allow me to use the phone in this venue. Please post "yes" or "no" to let me know if you would like me to opt-out of this conversation for another expert who can phone you. I won't be able to return here nor respond to you.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
This happened last year and he was prescribed meloxicam
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 14 days ago.

I regret that vets aren't allowed to prescribe through this venue. As for over the counter analgesia, caretakers are constrained to aspirin (Bayer, generics) dosed at 10 mg per pound of bodyweight with food at 12-hour intervals or acetaminophen (Tylenol, generics) which can be dosed at 7 mg per pound of bodyweight thrice daily but isn’t anti-inflammatory as is aspirin. You can give aspirin and acetaminophen concurrently which should provide better analgesia than either drug alone. When giving acetaminophen for longer than 5 consecutive days it's best to reduce the dose to 5 mg per pound of bodyweight twice daily. You must avoid the toxic ibuprofen and naproxen in dogs.

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Close please