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Rat dog is 11 yrs old. part Chilliwawa and schaulncer

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Rat dog is 11 yrs old. part Chilliwawa and schaulncer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Rat is a 11yrold dog weight 12lbs he has hurt his right hind leg. checked by petting that leg only yelped once. favors that leg and tries to put pressure which seems he hopples with 3 legs
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. The key to knowing what's wrong, is determining whether or not they can bear weight on the leg. If he can bear weight, then it's not likely fractured or dislocated. If he cannot, then I would get x-rays to rule out something surgical. If he can bear weight, you can usually go with some pain meds and rest for 1-2 weeks until things normalize. If you want to use aspirin at home, you can give 1/2 of a baby aspirin (40.5 mg) every 12-24 hours until better. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he puts little weight on it before then yesterday he slipped jumping down . will put weight on it for short time then picks it up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he will see the vet on monday if not better
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Good, as long as he bears some weight, that's a good sign. I would continue pain management and rest through the weekend.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thx
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
You're welcome. Happy to help.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Rat. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary