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We took our dog 20 LB to Beach he ran for 2.5 straight up…

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We took our dog 20...
We took our dog 20 LB to Beach he ran for 2.5 straight up stairs on sand and now has barely moved. We think he might be sore because he normally gets out just 30-1 hour daily to dog park. He is 5 years old and we think he might be a Havanese or a Tibet Terrior. He has not eaten. Just a couple of snacks.
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food, including a change of flavors or protein source within the same brand? New treats? Bones? Has any human food been fed? Torn up toys or trash? Stressful changes to the environment?

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Is he willing to stand on his own and walk?

Will he go outside to potty when prompted?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No that was it the long walk run strenuous 2.5 hours that he is not use to.
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

4 questions were asked above, which did you reply no to?

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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

With the strenuous exercise that you mentioned at the beach, it sounds like your companion is likely sore and may potentially be arthritic. It would be wise to have him examined and treated by your vet, they will likely want to take x-rays of his back, hips and lower limbs to determine if he needs regular therapy to prevent this from happening again. If your companion is not already on a joint supplement, I would recommend starting one. My favorite are http://www.glycoflex.com products. At home, you can administer aspirin if no other medications are being given. Dosing info is available here: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/ I would also recommend talking to your vet about keeping a few doses of canine-safe NSAID therapy on hand, such as rimadyl combined with tramadol, to offer the most relief from discomfort for future exercise.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He has gone to pee if prompted no poop but has not eaten
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

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Once his discomfort has been addressed he should begin eating. If he does not, however, your vet will need to examine him. He may need prescription medications or even injections to help with pain.

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