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I have a 2 year old miniature pinscher that developed leg pain yesterday in his right hind leg

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Maxwell

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

He suffers from alopecia

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello, I'm Dr. Kara. I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help.

I'm sorry to hear that Maxwell is limping and seems to have discomfort in his right rear leg.

  1. Is he bearing weight on the leg at all?
  2. Did this seem to happen suddenly?
  3. Does that leg seem to have any changes in angulation compared to the right rear leg?
  4. Any swelling on that leg?
  5. What was he doing before he became lame?
  6. Is he eating and drinking normally?
  7. Is he running a fever (rectal temperature greater than 103F)?
  8. Will he let you flex, extend, and palpate his leg?
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