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Dog's right front leg at the ankle does not support her it turns under what can i do, yes and i find nothing she only

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Her right front leg...

Her right front leg at the ankle does not support her it turns under what can i do

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

Yes and i find nothing she only barley act like it might hurt when i press on the bones in the front of the foot she is 15 and has arthritis but a week ago she jumped out the back door and I saw her lim it seems to get some better and then not

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name?

Abby

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Abby?

She has high enzymes in her liver and I give her uridosl for it

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Is she on any medication for arthritis?

Were any diagnostics performed following the injury?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
she just started dasuquin. She was on anti inflammatory pain pill twice a day but the new vet where I moved took her off of that and put her on this dasuquin. Only diagnose was by myself and she showed no sign of injury except the limp. I checked her foot leg ankle and shoulder. She only slightly responds when I touch the top of her foot. she lets her foot bend under her , limps. She got better and now it is worse.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

If this has improved and worsened, she needs to be examined and x-rays likely need to be taken to rule out the potential of a fracture. Your vet will also want to be sure she has not injured a ligament which may make it impossible for her leg to bear her weight. If this is not an option, consider a brace such as a carpal splint: https://www.handicappedpets.com/walkin-carpal-splint

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Checking in. How is Abby today?

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