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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 2 yr frenchie is limping. first appointment dr found

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my 2 yr frenchie is limping. first appointment dr found nothing gave shot of infam. 2nd dr look longer said mybe shoulder. crate her. i havn't yet. just did her french bull dog 500 crazy run and now limping real bad
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Being told "maybe shoulder" isn't helpful unless that shoulder - or wherever the problem has been localized by careful palpation of the affected leg - has then been X-rayed. If X-rays don't reveal bony changes, soft tissue injury (sprain/strain) is suspected and at that point nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as carprofen or meloxicam plus rest might be prescribed or your Frenchie can be referred to a specialist veterinary orthopedic surgeon who is more adept at palpation - particularly of a shoulder which may have suffered a rotator cuff injury - injury to the tendons, joint capsule, and soft tissues surrounding the shoulder joint.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin