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my dogs hurt leg

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what can be done for a hurt knee on golden retriever. he will out some weight on it but still limps
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 Dogs can rupture their ligaments in their knees just like us...and surgery is usually needed. For now, with out a vet exam...we don't know what part of the leg is hurting.

You can give 1 coated aspirin (with food) every 8-12 hours until you can see a vet on Monday.


Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: I have already been doing this I have taken him to a vet. I want to know or have a second apention on what they should. I thought that you would tell me what could be wrong since the vet can not figure this out. I think that this was a rip off.
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.


First you need to read your post. Does it indicate in anyway that you had seen a vet? Does it indicate in anyway that you need a second opinion?

Lastly, this service is to provide help, it does not replace the need for a veterinarian...I can't see your dog, see the limp, see an xray...I can only go by the information that you provide.  Any lack of information is on your part.

Now, if your dog has ruptured a cruciate ligament...and that has been diagnosed by your veterinarian than surgery is the recommendation. Do you have to do Eventually the knee will develop enough scarring that it will stabilize...but the dog will always have a limp.

If this was not diagnosed, you are correct in that it needs to be...if the dog is young, which I don't know because you didn't tell me, then there are things that could be contributing to the limp as well. These dogs are prone to OCD lesions where the bone is soft in the joint.

In any case...if there is more information you can provide to assist me in helping you, please do so. If not and you just still need a diagnosis/second opinion...then maybe you need to find another vet in your area to see your dog.




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