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Hi there, Do you have a question about Walker tonight that I can help you with?
Has he seen a veterinarian for this issue? Is he on any medications? Is his knee swollen?
What is the name of the medication and how much have you given him?
If he is still painful despite having been on pain medication, then he needs to be re-examined and you may want to seek a second opinion as there are many things that can cause swelling of a joint and pain. They can have an infection, an auto-immune disorder that attacks the joints or he may have an injury that can be seen on X-rays. For the time being, I recommend keeping him confined so that he cannot move around much as moving will likely make his pain worse. You can offer him a meat based baby food to encourage him to eat (no onions or garlic) or mix it with his regular food.
Dogs do not tolerate over the counter pain medications as well as people do and I can't recommend any human medications that are over the counter for him at this time as he needs a prescription pain medication called tramadol and gabapentin. Your vet can prescribe these for him.