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If you call her name will she lift her head up and look at you or will she look at you only moving her eyes?
She lifts her head with no ill effects. She just heard another neighbor dog bark, Lifted her head and listened intently. She seemed to want to get up but didn't try hard and I also told her to lie there and take it easy.
It could be a soft tissue injury but then you also have to worry about a tick borne disease such as lyme disease as that is very paingul and would require antibiotics.
The next thing to worry about is a possible disc injury in the spine because that can also make a dog limp in one or more limbs
Do not give Ibuprofen or any acetaminophen products such as tylenol as these can be toxic to dogs. The only thing you can give her is plain aspirin and give with food
We are currently in Henderson, NV so I doubt the tick problem, having moved here from NC, one of the beautious things is no fleas or ticks here in town. Up in the mountains and hills possible.
She weighs @ 70 lbs and I trust I use baby aspirin but at what dose?
Aspirin should only be given for two days tops or stomach ulcers can occur. If you use aspirin then you need to tell your vet when the last time was you gave it as other pain relievers may have to wait until the aspirin leaves the body
I will get you dosing for aspirn
This site goes over dosing and precautions to watch for http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/acetylsalicylic-acid-aspirin/page1.aspx
You can alternate cool and warm packs every 20 minutes
I think this is the first time she has hurt herself and that is bothering her more than the actual injury. Thanks for the assist
you are welcome. IF with rest and the aspirin she does not feel better within 3 to 4 days then it is time to see your vet
Understood. Again Thank you.
you are very welcome , have a wonderful day:)