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My dog sprained his paw last night and can't walk on it. he…

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My dog sprained his...

My dog sprained his paw last night and can't walk on it. he is 100 lb doberman so difficult to take him to vet

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

Yes - no wound and also checked everything. no break - just slight swelling. he doesn't wince when i touch every part of paw

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

Rocky

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rocky?

No - very healthy otherwise

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

I am very sorry to see that no one has reached out to you before now. I just came online and found that your question had not been addressed. How is your companion at this time?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
He can't put any weight on his right paw. And no vet was able to come to the house today. i have someone coming tomorrow at 4:30. Knee joint is very swollen. Bought dog aspirin today and gave him 3 tablets (allowable amount for 12 hours). Am setting up dog pads in the kitchen so he can pee and poop in the house because he is in pain and too far to go outside. Any pain management help you can provide for the next 24 hours?
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

Can you clarify which paw is injured? You've mentioned both a paw and a knee.

How did this injury occur?

Do you have any other medications on hand for discomfort?

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