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My dog has been jerking his right front paw almost like a twitch

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My dog has been jerking his right front paw almost like a twitch scratching twitching and shaking his head should i take him to his vet?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  LSU-Vet replied 8 years ago.

HI there, thanks for writing in


Can you further describe the "twitch" what part of the leg, or paw?


Is he holding it up, does he seem lame on it?


Has your dog potentially gotten into any toxins? inside or out?


How is he acting otherwise?

eating, drinking, diarrhea, vomitting?


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
he isn't acting ill or lame. although he seems to be licking the pad of his foot alot It doesn't look hurt he is eating and drinking fine and i don't think he has been exposed to anything dangerous
Expert:  LSU-Vet replied 8 years ago.

Well based on what you've described and the information you have provided, it is quite difficult to say without physically evaluating him. If you are concerned with the way he is acting and have access to a veterinarian this late in the evening, then I would definitely bring him in to be evaluated.


Hope this helps!



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