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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 9 year old standard poodle got up from napping and

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Customer: My 9 year old standard poodle got up from napping and started to come down the stairs and stopped and howled with pain raising her left paw. Then she dropped down. I massaged it for about 15 minutes and then carried her down the rest of the stairs. She then moved around like nothing happened. After nothing appeared to be wrong I took her for a slow 1/2 mile walk. Still no signs of any issue. But again when she got up from laying down, she whimpered again.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I palpitated her entire body checking to see if I could locate the exact pain location, but she didn't seem to be bothered by any pushing on her stomach or chest.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell me, please, if it were her left front or left rear paw that was raised, please?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin