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She was playing with a ball outside and twisted her ankle.

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She was playing with...

She was playing with a ball outside and twisted her ankle

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Gypsy, she is 2 yrs old

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

No, she is a perfectly healthy 2 yr old.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Which leg is affected? Is she putting any weight on it when she walks? Is there any swelling?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago

Left front leg, yes she is walking on it and no there is not any swelling

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Thank you. If she is not on any medications, you can give her human aspirin for pain.

The dose is 10 mg per pound.

So take her weight and multiply it by 10.

That is how many mg to give her.

Give the aspirin with a large meal to help prevent gastrointestinal upset.

Hold an ice pack over the injured area, for twenty minutes an hour, until bedtime.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

It sounds like a sprain.

If it starts to swell, or the limping gets worse, or she has not improved in 48 hour then she should see the vet.

The aspirin can be given every 12 hours as needed. : )

Did all of that make sense to you? Do you have any other questions I may assist you with?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
that makes sense and no I got the answer I was looking for kinda figured the same. Thank you!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Glad to help. So no playing ball or running and jumping until the limping resolves.

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