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My dog is suddenly limping after sleeping in front the ac

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my dog is suddenly limping after sleeping in front the ac but the limping has lasted a week now what should i do she is not in any pain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she is slightly holding the right hind leg up
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Can she put the foot down at all?
Do you think the limping has improved at all in the past week?
Does it get better as she warms up and moves the leg?
What dose of fish oil and glycoflex have you used?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have the glyco flex small chews 2 per day it has improve a bit and yes she puts it down a little on the floor she kind of hops around
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you,
First, I am glad to hear that she can put the foot down a bit, as this makes hip dislocation and nerve damage less of a worry here. Instead, our major concerns here would be a possible muscle strain/sprain, or tendon damage or rupture. And as she is older, these could be worsened by arthritis and that could slow her settling with this.
Now while its good that she did improve some, if she is very lame after a week, then we'd be best to consider having this checked at this stage. Ideally, we'd want to have her local vet rule out tendon rupture and dispense dog safe pain relief/anti-inflammatory medication (ie Metacam, Rimadyl, Previcox, etc) to settle any residual strain and discomfort and get her using the leg properly again sooner. If you do have any delay with this, then you can consider a trial on buffered aspirin (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/acetylsalicylic-acid-aspirin) but given how lame she still is a week later, we'd be concerned that that may not be enough to settle this for her.
I hope this information is helpful.
If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!
All the best,
Dr. B.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it was thanks
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome.
All the best,
Dr. B.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Erica,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Lilly. How is everything going?
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