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Just started limping, protecting back left leg. Not like her

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Just started limping, protecting back left leg. Not like her at all. We're trying to get her comfortable for the night. Have Metacam 1.5 prescribed 10/16 exp 11/16. Trying to do research to see if it's safe for tonight.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Nothing on foot. Even tried to work joints.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Maddie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maddie?
Customer: We're even wondering if she got stung by something ... Live in SN Antonio.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 month ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but wanted to touch base with you.

In regards ***** ***** question, if anything the out of date Metacam would potentially be less potent but otherwise it can be used in a situation like this. That said, if you suspect a sting, then an antihistamine would be more beneficial. Most often we use Benadryl/Diphenhydramine (ie. 0.5-2 mg per pound of their body weight every 8-12 hours) or Cetirizine (ie. 0.5 mg per pound of their body weight every 12-24 hours). We like to keep the dose low, as it can cause drowsiness. Of course, check with your vet first if your wee one has any pre-existing conditions or is on any other medications. But that way we can counter the allergic reaction for her.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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