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butterfliesinmytummy Mon 16-Jun-14 20:49:03

Aw, Luna is limping! She was fine today, we walked for about an hour (its a bit cooler) this morning on grass and tarmac, our usual and was fine when we got back. She seems to be worrying her paw rather than having a joint or leg issue. I have had a look (although she doesn't want me to so I haven't had a good look) and cant see any redness, punctures or sores. My vet's first appointment is tomorrow 11.30am - what can I do to help her in the meantime? Soak it in warm water? She's a mixed breed, pretty robust health-wise, never limped before....

She also seems pretty warm - does a dog's skin feel warm if they have a fever? Sorry if this is a daft question. She has been laying around in the garden so this might be why....

Toooldtobearsed Mon 16-Jun-14 21:11:53

Bugger. Just typed a lengthy reply, then my battery went and it all disappeared!

Okay. Dogs warmer than humans.are her eyes clear? Nose cool and damp? Is she lethargic? If all these okay, hopefully just a bruised paw smile
Bet the little bugger lets the vet poke and prod at it as much as they like though!

Will keep an eye out for updates tomorrow while waiting for mine to get results- good luck!

butterfliesinmytummy Mon 16-Jun-14 21:23:29

Hmm, she's cooled off now, expect she was just laying in a sunny patch before, she felt unusually hot but fine now. Eyes are clear, nose is fine, not moving much but that's what a sore paw will do for you. She is biting at her paw from time to time and won't put any weight on it but still won't let me near it.....

Yes, she loves our vet, they have to offer treats to get her into the surgery as she spends ages in the waiting room, laying on her back, expecting belly rubs from the nurses, such a tart! She'll be as good as gold....

Raskova Mon 16-Jun-14 21:35:33

Pull back the skin of each toe to see dorm the back of the nail.y dog had an infection there that caused limping

butterfliesinmytummy Mon 16-Jun-14 23:10:50

Thanks raskova, think I'll let the vet do that.....

Toooldtobearsed Tue 17-Jun-14 12:47:10

How did you get on Butterflies?

butterfliesinmytummy Tue 17-Jun-14 15:56:16

Not been yet, I'm in Texas so it's 10am here, will let you know

Toooldtobearsed Tue 17-Jun-14 17:30:06

Oh Butterflies, I had no idea you were 'over there'!

Fingers crossed smile

butterfliesinmytummy Tue 17-Jun-14 18:50:26

OK so limping all morning but putting a bit of weight on it. By the time I grab the keys and put on her lead, she's dancing round the hallway and racing to the car. Of course, she didn't limp at all at the vet's (the vet walked her up and down for ages, trying to see if she could spot a limp!) and the vet can't see anything wrong. We've got some anti-inflammatories just in case and have been told to rest her for 48 hours..... Typical!

butterfliesinmytummy Tue 17-Jun-14 18:51:15

She's now snoring on the carpet next to me after an exciting outing!

Toooldtobearsed Tue 17-Jun-14 19:08:26

Little bugger, but typical confused

Long may it remain smile

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