Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.
I am sorry to hear about this concern for Tiki.
If you are giving a pill once every 24 hours, that sounds like a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, which is a good choice. That is usually a drug like Rimadyl
, Deramaxx or Previcox
but, if she does not seem comfortable on that medication, make sure to also get a true pain medication tomorrow like Tramadol, to complement what you are giving.
My primary concerns for a limp on a front leg/paw
1. Having stepped on something that no longer remains.
2. Hypersensitivity reaction (i.e. insect bite or sting)
3. Hyperextension injury (like bending your wrist back too far)
4. A soft tissue injury (like sprain or straining your wrist or ankle)
5. Fracture, especially in the digits of the paw
6. In older pets, I always think about exacerbating arthritis
(common for the elbow)
I am a little concerned that the vet has not taken any x-ray. A fall from that height for a Yorkie can result in a fracture.
So, if Tiki is not improving at all in next few days, x-rays will be very important.
Make sure to also restrict her activity. No running or jumping.
A hyperextension injury can take several weeks to improve, but she should be okay. Even if there was a fracture, with proper supportive treatment, she should be fine.
Sorry to hear about the fall. Please let me know if there is anything I did not cover for you. I hope that information has been helpful.
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