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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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My dog may have a strained back leg from catching it on a

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Hello, My dog may have a strained back leg from catching it on a ottoman, falling.. It seemed to be better after a couple days but he limps after rest, then it eases when he's warmed up a bit. He has warm ears, but not too bad. Ive been resting him, hoping he will feel better. We are away from home for the next two weeks, should I bring him in here or wait for his normal vet ? Thank you , sarah
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes, there isn't .. and have checked the whole leg, its pretty good until his upper knee area
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about may?
Customer: He looks sad, and is resting quite a bit.. But does go out on walks..
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 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.

If this has been a concern for more than 24 hours, it's time to have him seen. He may well have torn a ligament if the knee is tender. I would urge you to go ahead and have him seen instead of waiting for your regular vet when you're back home in 2 weeks.

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