Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

There my dog woke me up licking his foot and his foot was twitching…

Customer Question
Hi there my dog woke...
Hi there my dog woke me up licking his foot and his foot was twitching now it woke stop twitching I don't know what to do I've ckeaned the foot with salt water what can I do? There's no vets open
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
6/26/2015
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Barbara
Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1,614
Experience: Over 30 years experience in veterinary medicine and surgery.
Verified
Hi,Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm a licensed veterinarian, and hope to help you and Titchi today.When you cleaned Titchi's foot did you find and redness or sores on his paw? Is Titchi able to get up and walk? Are any other parts of his body affected?
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
hi there yes hre is able to walk ive cleaned the foot its not hot and no its just his back leg and paw
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
and by hot i mean it doesnt feel like theres been a bite or anything
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Thanks for your reply. Is the color of his affected paw the same as his other paws? Please look at his pads or the bare skin between the toes.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no theres no bare skin and the color is still the same as the other paws
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Well good. Sounds like his circulation is normal. The twitching indicates either local pain of some kind of his lower limb, or some seizure activity, or a spinal cord lesion affecting only the side of his twitching paw.Is that paw still twitching? Does he still want to lick it?
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
not all the time is happens in like waves for lack of better description
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Has Titchi been acting well otherwise. . .eating and drinking normally, urinating and defecating normally?
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
I'm asking, because Benadryl may be of some help for tonight, but I want to make sure he is a good candidate for this.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yes hes been fine he woke me up like this it came out of nowhere
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Then I do recommend your using some Benadryl. A dog's dose is 2.2mg/kg but you could go up to 4.4 mg/kg. . . it's quite safe. How much does Titchi weigh? Do you have some Benadryl?
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no i dont but the chemist will be open soon is that cough syrup? hes about 7 kg
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
thankyou
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
hes finally sleeping normally no twitching
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
No, it's not cough syrup, but an antihistamine used for allergies. At 7kg his dose will be 15 to 30 mg 3 times daily. Since he is no longer twitching then you may not even need to go to the pharmacy. If this twitching occurs again, then your pharmacist will know about Benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, if this does recur, I do recommend that you have your vet examine Titchi. I also highly recommend that you take a video of his twitching so your vet could see it. This will help your vet diagnose Titchi's problem.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hope you both get some rest still tonight!Dr. Barbara
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. Barbara Your Own Question
Dr. Barbara
Dr. Barbara
Dr. Barbara, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1,614
1,614 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 30 years experience in veterinary medicine and surgery.

Dr. Barbara is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,147 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,315 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,063 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,533 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,299 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My dogs testicles are turn black? he licks them but not sure
my dogs testicles are turn black? he licks them but not sure what to do i just noticed the change of color… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,533 satisfied customers
My kitten was chewing on his paws the other day. When I
My kitten was chewing on his paws the other day. When I inspected his paws it looked like they were dry and cracked. One toe looks like a little tissue was peeling. He is an indoor kitten. He also had… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
939 satisfied customers
Dog won't stop licking -check under her tail and she has
Dog won't stop licking -check under her tail and she has this black growth all over rectum -she is a 9 year old german Shepherd … read more
Dr Z
Dr Z
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,715 satisfied customers
My Boston Terrior is having blood in his urine Took him to
My Boston Terrior is having blood in his urine Took him to the vet on antibiotics Blood does not stop What is the next step? Suggested neuter how does this help … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
929 satisfied customers
He's been licking his penis. Started out as sleepy discharge
Started out as sleepy discharge now blood spotting … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,475 satisfied customers
Has limping and has poop stuck to his paw. I tried to use a
Has limping and has poop stuck to his paw. I tried to use a baby wipe but he squealed in pain and didn't let me … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,398 satisfied customers
Licking their paws. I have 2 little dogs both seniors. They
Licking their paws. I have 2 little dogs both seniors. … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,440 satisfied customers
My goat licked antizreeze and is acting wierd about a hour
my goat licked antizreeze and is acting wierd about a hour ago … read more
Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
249 satisfied customers
He is acting very strange. He is licking himself and then
Hi. He is acting very strange. He is licking himself and then running away and now he has been hiding for quite awhile. This is very strange behaviour from him. He isnt normally like this. … read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
600 satisfied customers
My 10 yr old beagle licks & nibbles at her paws but not
My 10 yr old beagle licks & nibbles at her paws but not enough to make them raw. Our vet gave her Apoquel for allergy which helped, but is too expensive for us. OTC Benadryl does nothing for her. Is t… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
8 satisfied customers
My dogs paws are cold and he has diarreah and vomited
Hi my dogs paws are cold and he has diarreah and vomited yesterday … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,326 satisfied customers
One year old Wheaton terrier keeps licking right paws, no
One year old Wheaton terrier keeps licking right paws, no signs of cuts or items. Red between pads. Tried Benedryl last week and seemed to get a little better, but now worse. I have covered right fron… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,440 satisfied customers
My boxer/pit has a rash on the bottom of her paws that
My boxer/pit has a rash on the bottom of her paws that extends up about 3 inches up her leg. I have photos. My other dog also had some irritation on the bottom of his feet but it seems to be less and … read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
600 satisfied customers
His ears feel very warm and his paws are also slightly warm
His ears feel very warm and his paws are also slightly warm but cold and wet nose and is acting normal … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,315 satisfied customers
What's the significance of increased PH in urine sample? It
What's the significance of increased PH in urine sample? It was 8 and the range is 5.5 - 7. She had recently eaten - not sure if that matters. No other abnormalities in urinalysis.… read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
600 satisfied customers
Her paws have a rash and she keeps licking them somewhat
Her paws have a rash and she keeps licking them somewhat raw … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
OUR PUGGLE HAS BEEN URINATING ALOT AND IT SEEMS SHE URINATES
Hi ***** BEEN URINATING ALOT AND IT SEEMS SHE URINATES AND THEN A COUPLE OF SECONDS AFTERWARDS SHE HAS A COUPLE OF DROPLETS OF ADDITIONAL URINE (A VERY LIGHT PINKISH COLOR) WE ARE THINKING ITS A URINE… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,299 satisfied customers
He is licking his paw to the point of it being raw and the
He is licking his paw to the point of it being raw and the hair is gone. Probably 2 in. long … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,475 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x