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Prince 3 old Maltese started holding left front paw up, no…

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Prince 3 old Maltese...

Prince 3 old Maltese started holding left front paw up , no yelping I can touch it but still hanging?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

Left front paw not using not yelping but holding up

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

No pain I know of he’s quiet but left paw from first joint down hanging

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. What is the dog's name and age?

Prince 3

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

6 mos. old French bulldog playing with him

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Prince. If he won't put any weight on the leg, it must hurt somewhere. He could have a pinched nerve, a sprain, a broken toe. Not yelping does not mean it does not hurt; if it did't hurt he would be using it.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

He might even just have a torn toenail, which can be hard to see.

If I could examine him, I would work my way from toenails to shoulder, try to feel for any warmth, swelling, or sensitive areas.

Do you have any pain medication previously prescribed for him? How much does he weigh?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

How is Prince doing? I hope you were able to see my responses.

Please let me know if this was helpful and if I can answer anything else.

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