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Our 14yr old Bulldog suddenly (overnight) started to act very lethargic and today noticed her back leg is very swollen and red around the joint. Should we be concerned?
Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

Yes, that's quite a swelling and can indicate an envenomation by flying insect, spider, or snake; a bite wound from another animal; simple trauma, or perhaps neoplasia (cancer) in that area. Until Star can be attended to by a vet, I would dose her with aspirin at 10 mg per pound of body weight twice daily with food. The aspirin should reduce the swelling while providing Star with some pain relief. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Star. How is everything going?

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