Ddog (2 year old Toller) was playing with a very bouncy lab this morning - at one point the lab body slammed ddog, he cried and was reluctant to put his hind foot down. I put a stop to the game and rested ddog and he seemed to be fine but he's started limping again this evening
I've given him some previcox which he's been prescribed in case he has any pain from his hip (he has mild dysplasia on the other side) and will rest him in the morning. Is there anything else I should be doing bearing in mind it's bank holiday weekend?
Hmmm he's very quiet - still limping but is putting the foot down
I don't want to take him to the emergency vet unless I really have to as they charge a fortune just to set foot in the place and the main vet completely mis-diagnosed my cat when he was in there last year so don't have 100% confidence in them ...
I would wait until Tuesday for the vet .My dog had a limp earlier this year ( front leg) and after X-rays it was deemed to be a soft tissue injury and took 6 weeks of no walks to resolve , that was a few months ago and he's been fine until this morning when he has come back from our walk with a distinct limp ! He's now resting in the armchair waiting to watch the Athletics .
My old boy slipped down a grass bank and couldn't put any weight on his front leg. Took him to the vet who diagnosed a simple dislocated shoulder and popped it back in. He could just about walk on it but it must have been agony. Please take your dog to the vet if you're not sure.
We had a similar dilemma with Pip this weekend. He lost it cornering at stupid mph chasing Lurcherboy on Saturday, back end went down and he landed hard on his offside hip, then went lame afterwards. He was really stiff and sore, not keen to walk on it, but still using it albeit stiffly. We gave him pain relief and rest with just a short lead walk on Sunday and he's fine this morning.
If I took him the emergency vet every time he pranged himself we'd be there every weekend, but I've gradually learned what is and isn't likely to be serious with him and when to watch and wait vs rushing him in.