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Her back leg .. she is limping and not putting any pressure…

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Her back leg ....

Her back leg .. she is limping and not putting any pressure on her back left leg

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

Yes i have and she has no wounds .. only think i m concern if her toe nails are long but its not really

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

How old is she?

When did this happen?

What breed of dog?

Is she holding the leg up with her knee bent?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She is 4 on jan 2018’, it happen about 4 days ago, she is GERMAN shepherd,She is holding her leg up with her knee bent. I am scared as it might be her toe nails but I checked and it’s short
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

When dogs hold their legs up like this it usually means a problem in the knee.

I am concerned that she has damaged one of the ligaments in her knee- the anterior cruciate ligament.

You can give her aspirin at 10.0 mg/pound for a dew days if you want but I think I would like you to have her examined.

They will be able to tell you what is wrong quite quickly.

Make sense, Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Well when You say holding up her knee I might got that wrong . She can use the same leg to scratch her eyes and still run is needed but then she will limps again. I have pressed around her legs , toes , knee and fill her hip and she does not make any noise . Only time she pulls her leg is when I touch around her toe area
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Scratch her ears not eyes
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thank you for clarifying that :).

We did not want that to be a torn ACL.

Lets try her with the Aspirin and strict rest for two days.

Give the aspirin twice daily please and with food.

Update me tomorrow AM.

Okay?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Are you still there?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok will try that and keep you informed
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thanks.

How is she this morning?

Paul

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