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My little dog slipped while jumping up the front stairs to…

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Hi my little dog...

Hi my little dog slipped while jumping up the front stairs to my house

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

He can't lift his leg to pee pee

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Otis he is 10 yrs old

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

He's been relatively healthy and for neutered about 1 yr ago

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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I am so sorry to her about Otis. I am Dr. Nicole and am working on a response to your concern.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
there are a few possibilities, he could have just have a soft tissue injury that is causing him discomfort when he positions his leg a certain way. There are other possibilities that I would be more concerned about if it has gone for several days with little or no improvement such as injury to his knee like an ACL or cranial cruciate ligament tear, injury to his knee cap/patella, fracture, injury to his hip, or other.
How many days ago did it happen? Has there been any improvement?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
My biggest concern especially with his age is that they are more prone to injury just because they are not as resilient.
I would recommend that you try to rest him and minimize activity.
If he is not improving with rest, then I would recommend that you take him in for an exam and possible x-rays. Sometimes if your vet does not find anything on the physical exam they will prescribe some pain medications first before doing an x-ray.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. I am happy to help. If I have answered all of you questions and you are satisfied with my assistance, a 5 star rating is always appreciated and is how we as experts are recognized and compensated.
Even after the rating we can continue this conversation for about a week.Hope to hear from you soon,
Sincerely,
Dr. Nicole
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Just wondering if you have any questions after reviewing the information I have provided?
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