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My small Maltese X (13 years old) had an encounter with my son's 49.5 kg Rhodesian Ridge
(2 yrs old) on the beach. She is severely limping, hind area. Appetite OK, but obvious discomfort
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Hi there,

I'm Dr. Karing and I would be glad to help with your question about Jaffa. I would recommend you take her to the vet as soon as possible. Hopefully she only has some brusing from soft tissue injury but I am worried that her injury is more severe such as a dislocated hip or even a broken bone. She will need a physcial exam and possibly x-rays to learn what is going on. If she does have a dislocation or broken bone, then getting her treatment sooner rather than later is important to her recovery. I'm sure she will benefit from some pain medication too but I do not advise that until a veterinarian has seen her. Until you can get her to the vet, keeping her quiet in a confined space with food and water is best. Carry her outside as needed to go to the restroom as well.

I hope that the information I provided has been helpful. Please remember to select REPLY TO EXPERT if you have more questions or would like additional information. It is my goal to provide you with the most complete information possible prior to you leaving a feedback rating. If you received all the information you needed, then kindly submit a rating.

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Dr. Karing

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