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Iggy limping, seems to not want to put pressure on ankle, do

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Iggy limping, seems to not want to put pressure on ankle
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: do not find any issue with feet or nails. But did trim nails just before issue started
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: 9 years, female, seizures in the past t ( no episodes for 2 years +) healthy and never had this isssue before

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
ankle is flexible ( dog allows me to move freely) shoulder does not seem to bother her ( allows me to move leg freely)

Hello, again, My name is***** will do my best to help 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- How soon after trimming the nails did the lameness start?

3- Is she lame in a front or back leg?

4- Any pre existing medical conditoins?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
later in evening following nail trim
- two days
- front leg
- only pre existing - seizures two + years back

1- Did she bleed from any of the nails?

2- Was it a struggle to clip her nails?

3- How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
this dog is a rescue, there is a scar above ankle / hair loss - it is believed ( from rescurer group ) this may be the sight were she suffered a cut.
- no bleeding ( my first thought)
- no struggle ( she does have a tendency to pull immediately follow the nail clip)( at the time did not seem to bother her)
- 12 - 14 lbs

Thank you for answering all of may questions. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.

Bradly, I am sorry that you are having this problem with Iggy. In response to your question, in any case of a front limb lameness, we need to rule out a soft tissue (muscle, tendon or ligament) injury, a fracture, joint disorders, or a pinched nerve, etc. Unfortunately, on history alone without a hands-on examination, it will not be possible for me to pinpoint the source of the lameness, I am sorry. I am going to make some recommendations if no improvement within 1-2 days the next step would be an orthopedic examination with your family veterinarian. This si what you can try:

1- Buffered Aspirin 325mg 1/4 (one-quarter) of a tablet every 12 hours for 5 days. You can buy buffered aspirin over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- Rest her, no running or jumping. Activity should be limited to urinate and defecate on a leash.

3- If no improvement after doing the above in 1-2 days I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for an orthopedic examination. If cost is a concerned look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
OK, thanks. This helps. Mainly checking to see if I missed something. WIll be headed to her vet as needed.
Thank you.

You're welcome. :)

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