How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Andy Your Own Question
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy, Medical Director
Category: Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30036
Experience:  UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
14008320
Type Your Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Andy is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Yesterday, our 20 month old Texas Heeler and our 14 week old

Resolved Question:

Yesterday, our 20 month old Texas Heeler and our 14 week old Aussiedor were playing as usual all day while my wife was painting and my son and I were installing a gate on the driveway. We came in for supper and then went out to finish up. All seemed find until we went to come in for the night and the Texas was sitting but would not get up, She did stand up for supper and to come back outside, and then within 1 hr, she was unable to stand. The left hip seems to be in pain. This morning she went outside, but would not urinate. We lift her back end to stand her up. She ate some food and then laid down. Brought her back in and she's laying here on the floor with me. We did not see her her herself. Are there any over the counter pain meds that a dog can take?? Other suggestions???
Britt
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
Chat Conversation Started
Dr. Andy :

Hello Britt. This is way beyond over-the-counter treatment.

Dr. Andy :

Absolutely, with her exhibiting these symptoms, she needs to be evaluated by a vet. We simply do not know the extent of what injury could have occurred. Hopefully, it is a simple soft tissue injury, but we can't assume it. What we do know is it is severe enough to result in you needing to "assist her" into a standing position, and she is refusing to urinate.

Dr. Andy :

No way, would a non-steroidal medication like aspirin be appropriate in this situation.

Dr. Andy :

Well worth getting a basic veterinary evaluation performed, so the problem can be narrowed down a bit and isolated.

Dr. Andy :

Also, the vet carries much better non-steroidal and/or pain medication.

Dr. Andy :

With these symptoms, there can also be a back injury of concern (like a person with a disc herniation in the spine).

Dr. Andy :

I also would not take a wait and see approach on this. Find any vet open on Sunday.

Dr. Andy :

Good Luck
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Otherwise,


Please remember to click "ACCEPT", so JustAnswer recognizes me for addressing the question. It is greatly appreciated.


Thanks. XXXXX

Dr. Andy and other Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
Chat Conversation Ended

If you are still working with your Expert on this question, you can post additional replies and receive additional information on this page.  If you received a satisfactory answer in Chat, you can accept the chat conversation above.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.

Hello Britt. This is way beyond over-the-counter treatment.

7:25 AM

Absolutely, with her exhibiting these symptoms, she needs to be evaluated by a vet. We simply do not know the extent of what injury could have occurred. Hopefully, it is a simple soft tissue injury, but we can't assume it. What we do know is it is severe enough to result in you needing to "assist her" into a standing position, and she is refusing to urinate.

7:25 AM

No way, would a non-steroidal medication like aspirin be appropriate in this situation.

7:25 AM

Well worth getting a basic veterinary evaluation performed, so the problem can be narrowed down a bit and isolated.

7:26 AM

Also, the vet carries much better non-steroidal and/or pain medication.

7:26 AM

With these symptoms, there can also be a back injury of concern (like a person with a disc herniation in the spine).

7:26 AM

I also would not take a wait and see approach on this. Find any vet open on Sunday.

7:27 AM

Good Luck
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Otherwise,

Please remember to click "ACCEPT", so JustAnswer recognizes me for addressing the question. It is greatly appreciated.

Thanks. Dr. Andy