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Hi. I accidentally stepped on my dogs paw last night and he

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Hi. I accidentally stepped on my dogs paw last night and he whimpered a lot. He was limping last night and today, though it seems to get better the more he is on it. I'm not sure what to do.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Is he able to place weight on the leg?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Andy you think it is getting better, not worse -correct?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
When he first gets up, he limps. After about a minute, it's better, but he favors it a little.
If it is getting better - I would prefer to NOT use OTC human medications.

If it is getting better it is more likely to be a little bruise or sprain - NOT something broken.

Often in these cases after 2-3 days the signs are completely resolved with a little rest and decreased activity.

I hope this helps! PLEASE let me know!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Glad to help :) Let me know if you have other questions!