limping dog - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Dogs Wagging tails, wet noses, unconditional love, and everything else that goes along with canines!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
 
limping dog

yesterday, my sister and i took my chiweenie dog for a walk. he didnt walk any differently than any other walk but when we got home he started limping. he is a little over weight but hes been like that for quite a while and has never had this problem. i cant tell which one is bugging him but its either one of his back legs. hes still running around and jumping on the couch normally, and he doesnt seem to bother me touching his legs or anything. its just really concerning. whats wrong with my dog?
sierrachico is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 05:47 PM
Playful Pup
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern USA
Posts: 64
 
It could be just the sort of muscle stiffness we get when we over do it. After vacation last year, it took at least a week before I could move without hurting.

I would try to keep him quiet and if not better by Monday, call the vet.

My guess is he would be better off without any pain killer, especially Ibruprofen or acetoaminophen. If you absolutely have to give him something, try aspirin, 1 mg per 5 pounds of body weight. Maybe a baby aspirin an 83 mg tablet would be right for a 21 pound dog. Better, nothing at all without talking to the vet.

Last edited by Labman; 06-15-2012 at 05:51 PM.
Labman is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 10:08 PM
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 9
 
Hi Sierrachico,

Dogs are really good at hiding their pain, even if you push on what is hurting them. Its a natural defense instinct.

Your best bet to see which paw is the problem is to watch him walk and see which let he puts the less weight on.

Once you can tell which foot, there are some basic things you can start with. First is overgrown nails - this can be painful for dogs. Clipping them yourself is possible, but read up on it - you can hurt them bad if you do it wrong.

Next, look between the pats for sticks, pebbles, thorns, sores etc. If there is a foreign object, take it out. It is also possible the dog stepped in something chemical that is bothering them (fertilizer pellets can do this).

If none of that seems to be it then I can tell you that my own dog (Jasmine below) started mysteriously limping and I went through all this. In the end, the problem was that she has lyme disease. That certainly required a vet visit.

I hope that gives you some ideas of how to help dog. Good luck!

My Menagerie:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

.....Alladin ........Jasmine......... Finley ........Horker

If you love your pets and keep them happy and healthy, the will do the same for you!

Shawn

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Shawn255 is offline  
Reply

Tags
dog, limping


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome