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HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this. Are you available for chat?
Ok, first it is very very unlikley that your dog's hip is out......hips on dogs do not come out and go back in......but your dog's knee cap could be displaced and this can be very uncomfortable. Is your dog crying at all?
Is your dog holding the leg up?
The other possibility is that your dog has a back problem, but hips problems in yorkies are unheard of for the most part and they don't just pop out and go back in....hope that makes sense...
Ok...your dog has a back problem and that is what is causing his arched appearance......how old is your dog and how much does he weigh?
Also do you have any tramadol or baby aspirin in your house?
Are you there?
What does your dog weigh and what is the mg of the aspirin? and how much in mg did you give him?
As long as your dog can actually walk he can probably make it until tomorrow to see the vet but I want to make sure we have given him correct dose of aspirin. Ok, when did you give the aspirin. So you gave 30 mg?
Is he still eating? and when did you give the aspirin?
Ok, well you can feed him another snack now and give him an additional 30 mg which that sounds like it would be 1/4 tablet of what you have. His proper dose is around 90-100 mg every 12 hours.
I suspect that your dog has both luxating patellas with arthritis but also some intervertebral back problems. Steroids and muscle relaxors can help alot with this. Don't for get to tell your vet about the aspirin.And if you are taking him in the am do not redose aspirin in am.
Can I answer any other questions for you?
If it is primary back then pills and rest are usually attempted first as long as neuro is intact. If patellas are the major problem then sx best option.
Ok, well best of luck to you and let me know if you need additional assistance in the future.I am certified in rehab and deal with lots of back and knee problems. Sincerely, DRB
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