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Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has this been going on?
2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
3- Is he on any medications?
4- How much does he weigh?
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Friend, I don't believe this is related to being stung by an insect after 1 month, it should be better by now. When we see a patient with a lameness after resting that improves upon walking 2 common causes are: A soft tissue (muscle, tendon or ligament) injury or arthritis. I am going to make some recommendations below, if he continues to limp the next step is a hands on examination by family veterinarian and xrays as initial screening test. This is what you can try:
1- Rest him; no running or jumping for the next 3-4 weeks even if he is not lame.
2- Start him a supplement called Cosequein (glucosamine) long term, give at label dose. You can buy Cosequin over the counter in any pet store or online.
3- Buffered Aspirin 325mg 1.5 tablets every 12 hours for 7-10 days. You can buy buffered aspirin over the counter in any pharmacy. Do not give things like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.
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