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I have an American blue dog who about 4 yrs. Old. s left nd

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I have an American blue bull dog who about 4 yrs. Old. His left hind leg is really swollen and he can't walk or stand anymore . Started off by limping and has really gotten worse
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Is it just one leg that is bothering him?
2) Is he unable or unwilling to stand?
3) Do you have a picture of the leg?
4) Do you live in an area where snake bites are common?
5) Any risk of an animal bite to his leg?
6) Is the whole leg swollen or just the lower portion?
7) Any other history of concern? Coughing? Gagging? Vomiting? Diarrhea? Drooling?

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