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Posted by: lizelle | 2011/09/21

puppy sprained leg muscle?

Hi Dr

Last night my puppy poodle of 5 months jumped off the couch i think (i was in the other room) and i heard her cry out. She was after the cat and i thought the cat took a succesful swipe at her. I loved her and checked her leg. She seemed fine. We all went to bed but this morning i noticed she was not as bouncy as usual and that she was limping. Not putting pressure on her hind leg. i took a look at it and rubbed her leg and found the tender spot but she didnt growl, she made a little noise so i knew i had found the spot. she continued to wag her tail and did not want to bite me when i got to the tender spot. do you think its just a sprained muscle and she needs a bit of rest? or do i need to take her to the vet. She moved around this morning and didnt seem to be in pain but didnt put any weight on her leg either.
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Hi Lizelle

If you poodle is non weight-bearing then I advise that you go to your vet for a full clinical, +/- diagnostics and treatment.

Please do not administer any anti-inflammatories without first contacting the vet. Many problems can arise following such trauma and it is important to ensure that there is no displacement/injury to the bones growth plates.

Kind Regards
Angus Campbell

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Posted by: CyberVet | 2011/09/23

Hi Lizelle

If you poodle is non weight-bearing then I advise that you go to your vet for a full clinical, +/- diagnostics and treatment.

Please do not administer any anti-inflammatories without first contacting the vet. Many problems can arise following such trauma and it is important to ensure that there is no displacement/injury to the bones growth plates.

Kind Regards
Angus Campbell

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