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I have a 15 yr old Pekingese with right front paw pain. He lifts his paw when he tries to walk. He cries often. He’s been to the vet twice. He’s back on an anti-inflammatory, a pain med, Ativan, melotonin. The anti-inflammatory seems to help

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?

A lot....next step a neurologist?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

Years ago he had paralysis in his hind legs...thought he’d end up a handicapped dog, but he fully recovered. I did take him to a chiropractor and that seemed to make the biggest difference. Should I try that again? Otherwise he’s healthy

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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand your dog is not wanting to put much weight on his right front leg. An anti-inflammatory medication appears to be helping the most. I can help you with this. Can you please tell me if any x-rays were taken by your veterinarian of this paw?

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