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11 year old pom has trouble getting up Noticed he holds up

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11 year old pom has trouble getting up
Noticed he holds up his right leg
Examined right leg, looks to be swollen
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Is this a fore or hind leg?

Can he put the foot down on the ground at all?

Are there are wounds, sores, or swellings on the leg, foot, or between the pads?

Any chance of a bite (ie snakes, other dogs, spiders, bees, etc)?

Any bone instability or crunching?

Can you take a photo of this to let me see what you are seeing? To post a photo, you can use the paper clip button on the tool bar above the text box. Or if you cannot see that on your phone/computer, then you can post them on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr etc) and paste the web link here for me to have a peek.