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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years. I am sorry to read about your Great Dane having problems.
Can you get him up and look at the leg very carefully. Look to see if there are any dots red spaced about 1/4 inch apart. A Swollen leg and dog have been outside can be an indication of a Snake bite or spider bite. Examine very carefully. This is snake bite season, Copper heads and rattle snakes have been causing problems in dogs this time of year. Please also feel for heat in the leg.
How is the dog doing? Did you find any bite marks?