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Something is wrong with my dogs back leg. She is limping.

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Something is wrong with my dogs back leg. She is limping . Doesn’t want to walk on it. .I have been unemployed for 4 months n

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

My Pitbull mix hurt her hind leg, I don’t believe it’s her hip, she gets responsive when I rub her ankle and thigh area. I have been unemployed for 4 months now and can’t afford a vet. Is there anything Thing or anywhere I can go to get help ?

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Lucky Vonk

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

No, I don’t think so

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Dr. Peter
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1- How long has this been going on?

2- How did she get hurt?

3- Any swelling?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

5- Is she on any medications?

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
1- just a couple hrs ago
2- I think jumping off the couch
3- I think so around her paw, ankle, thigh area
4- no
5- no

How much does she weigh?

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
She weighs 90 lbs

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. No need to accept the phone call request. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
I've already paid $27 , would this be another #28 charge?

Friend, in any case of a non-weight bearing lameness of the back leg we need to rule out a fracture, dislocated hip, or a soft tissue (muscle, tendon or ligament) injury. If she hurt herself jumping off the coach it is very likely she may have a soft tissue injury; a very common injury is a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (ACL in humans). If cost is a concern you can look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost. In the meantime, this is what you can do:

1- Rest her; no running or jumping for the next 4 weeks. Activity should be limited to urinate and defecate on a leash.

2- Buffered Aspirin 325mg 1.5 tablets every 12 hours for 5-7 days.

3- Follow up with a veterinarian as soon as you can for an orthopedic examination and x-rays.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service it is how I get compensated. See you again soon!

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