Limping (but happy) dog

(4 Posts)
Saavhi Tue 28-May-19 11:44:25

Yesterday when my dh got back from a walk he told me to check our boy's paw as he appeared to be limping slightly. I couldn't find anything. Dh also said ddog may have landed awkwardly when playing fetch but he was unsure.

Ddog made the slightest whine in the evening and held his paw up (as if he wanted us to check for something). We have an appointment at 6 this evening (earliest we could be fitted in).

How can I comfort my boy? He is happy in himself and would certainly play with his football if I allowed him. Is it better to not walk him at all? Dh wants to walk him around the local playing fields for some fresh air/relieve himself. I'm desperate for him to get some painkillers, he's only had cuddles and dog treats so far.

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BiteyShark Tue 28-May-19 11:52:55

Usually my vets recommend no walking for an 'explained' limp so no I wouldn't be walking him or letting him jump about very much until you see the vet.

I would give him something to occupy his mind. A stuffed kong, deer antler etc.

adaline Tue 28-May-19 12:25:22

No walks until it's been investigated.

If he's happy to walk on it now, I would imagine it's a strain or he landed funny but it's always worth getting checked out just in case.

BiteyShark Tue 28-May-19 12:27:29

Sorry typo, it should have said 'unexplained limp'.

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