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My dog yelped a couple of hours ago and started limping.

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My dog yelped a couple of hours ago and started limping. Then he seemed ok. Now the leg he hurt is jerking repeatedly.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. It is possible that this is just a muscle cramp. I would try massaging the area for 5-10 minutes and then applying a warm compress to the area to increase blood flow. This should help if it is just that. If there are other issues going on, then a vet may be needed to get a full diagnosis or prescribe medication, unfortunately. There are no human OTC pain medications that are completely safe. Enteric coated aspirin is the only one that is somewhat safe, but it can still cause some mild gastrointestinal bleeding, so I don't usually recommend giving it unless absolutely necessary. Massage, warm compress and rest may be all he needs. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps

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