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Hello! My dogs back leg seems to freeze up occasionally, making it hard for her to get up. Today, since about 230pm CST she is limping and won’t put weight on her back paw, and therefore, is having a lot of trouble getting up. She had X-rays previously and the vet said they didn’t see anything abnormal. I have recorded her getting up today, per their request, but office hours are over. She doesn’t seem to be doing any better. She was prescribed phycox, too, and today was her first dosage ever. I gave her three phycox chews as she is about 65 pounds.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?

Staley

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

Is it possible to attach the video of her trying to get up?

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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She’s only three and she’s a mix: Am Staffordshire Terrier, Golden Retriever and Chinese shar-pei
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Yes, you can upload a video to YouTube or a similar app and then give me the link to it. Please note that Phycox is a neutraceutical more of value for chronic osteoarthritic dogs rather than those suffering from acute pain. Staley needs a quick acting analgesic at this time. As for over the counter analgesia, caretakers are constrained to aspirin dosed at 10 mg per pound of body weight with food at 12 hour intervals or acetaminophen which can be dosed at 7 mg per pound of body weight thrice daily but isn’t antiinflammatory as is aspirin. You can give aspirin and acetaminophen concurrently which should provide better analgesia than either drug alone. You must avoid the toxic ibuprofen and naproxen in dogs.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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