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My dog 5 year female pointer pit greyhound mix started

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My dog 5 year female pointer pit bull greyhound mix started limping and will not bare weight on front paw. We have another 7 month old min pin ( new addition) and they run and fight all day... I am thinking she pulled or strained a muscle
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and Thank you for using this site to help you.

It is very possible that she strained a muscle and this would take about a week to get over with rest. If you have an Rimadyl for her you can give her that, if not you can give buffered aspirin, but only for a couple of days because it can cause ulcers. Do not use Ibuprofen or Tylenol products as these can be toxic to dogs.

Try to keep her from playing and rough housing.

Other problems that will show non use of a front leg is a disc issue in the neck , elbow dysplasia, a tick borne disease such as lymes, or something stuck in the paw. Be sure to check her paw bottom over pretty well.

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

If after a few days you are not seeing any improvement it would be a good idea to visit your vet so you can get a safer anti inflammatory drug for pain/ .

Dosing on aspirin

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How many milligrams of aspirin
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

this is directly from the link I sent you above

10 - 30 lbs 1 baby aspirin

30 - 50 1/.2 regualar aspirin

50 to 100 1 regular aspirin

over 100 2 regular aspirin

twice a day with food.

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Hoping this is just soreness for your dog and she will be back to normal soon!