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My 14 year old Bichon yelps when she is picked up. Even though we pick her up properly she seems tender between her front legs.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Drhollowayvet,
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Hi this is Dr. Holloway but you can call me Dr. H for short. I am sorry to hear that your pet seems painful in the joints. This can be a sign of arthritis but I want you to do couple of quick evaluations on your pet to see if this should be seen by a vet first. Do you notice any swelling around the shoulder or elbow? (it is good to look at the non-affected front limb as a comparison) Are you able to tell which part of the leg is more painful? -Dr. H
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