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I stepped on his foot the other night by accident and he…

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I stepped on his foot the other night by accident and he won’t walk on it much. He’ll go down steps but can’t climb up them. What can I give him until I can get him to his vet?

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

His nails grow in a C ch

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

His nails grow in a c shape and sometimes grow into the pad of his foot. He has one close to doing that.

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

His name is ***** ***** he’s 9 years old. He’s a dachshund that weighs 25lbs

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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

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Are you seeing any open wounds on the foot itself?

Any cracked nails?

Is he on any medication at this time?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Occasionally benedryl

Are you seeing any open wounds on the foot itself?

Any cracked nails?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Him and his brother are my moms dogs but she’s in the nursing home doing rehab so they’re staying at my house. They have to be right with me every move I make. He was behind me the other night and I didn’t see him and I stepped on his rear paw.

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/ Your vet is likely going to want to obtain X-rays of the injured foot to determine if there are any fractures. They will also likely prescribe other medications such as canine-safe NSAIDs like Rimadyl and pain medication, such as Tramadol, for the discomfort.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
His nail doesn’t appear to be growing into the pad of his foot yet. I’ve been giving him an 81mg aspirin in the morning but he doesn’t act like it helps much.

Were you able to see my reply above?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I’ll keep doing the aspirin Until I can get him to his vet.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you

You're welcome. Let me know if you need any further assistance. Be sure to check the dosage with the calculator at the link above.

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