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Old 11-16-2006, 01:06 PM
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Default Hurt paw, need suggestions.

I left before the dog got up this morning (he likes to sleep in). And when I got home, he was limping. My boyfriend took him out when they got up and he said he was fine. It is the right front paw and I looked it over and there is no visible sign of injury. It does seem as if he doesn't want me to touch it. It isn't broken so I am assuming it is a sprain of some sort. He is a small dog and has to jump to get on and off furniture so I think he hurt it that way.

Anyway, should we take him to the vet or see if it improves.
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:57 AM
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How do you know it isn't broken? He could easily have a small bone broken and you can't tell without an x-ray, whether he puts a little weight on it or not. Or it could be a muscle, tendon or ligament strained. If that's your pooch in your siggy, he could defintely hurt it jumping on or off furniture. If he's still limping today, a vet visit would be in order. Hope he'll be OK.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:20 AM
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The front leg seems much better but now he is seriously limping on one of his back legs. I'm confused so we are going to contact a vet friend of ours and ask her to take a look at him. Thanks for the response.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:48 AM
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Hmmmm. I wonder if he hurt his back...how it's affecting different legs. I do hope he gets seen by a vet and that he'll be all right. Let us know.
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