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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am sorry to hear that your dog has lethargy and painful with her paw. I do worry there is something with the paw causing her distress since she is holding it up, an indication of pain in and of itself. Even if you are moving the paw and she is not reactive I do advise a veterinary exam to determine what is causing her distress. We are trained to manipulate in a way that will elicit individual joint reactions and if there is an underlying cause it may require x-rays to determine the origin in order to begin appropriate treatment.But if she is that lethargic and the paw is shaking with non weight bearing lameness please consider a veterinary exam. Over the counter pain medications are not going to be appropriate and if there is something seriously wrong then getting her seen before the weekend is key.You can do soft massage and rotate warm and cool compresses to the area but what you describe is a significant discomfort and I truly would like to see her get some pain management of some sort to provide some reliefPlease let me know how else I can assist you both today
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