MiaP Posted January 8, 2004 Report Share Posted January 8, 2004 Back in August of this year, Mia started limping and wouldn't use her left front paw. I took her to the vet, the vet did x-rays and came back saying that nothing looked funny so she just sprained her ankle (the pain came from the joint right above the paw - not sure what you call that on a dog). He gave me some Rymadil (sp?) which he said was an anti-inflamatory and told me to give them to her for a week and try to keep her activity level down to a minimum. After the week, the pain seemed to be gone and there was no signs of limping. All back to normal. Jump to last Saturday, the 4th of January, after her protection training she started limping again and wouldn't use that leg - plus she didn't want to do anything after class except lay on the couch next to me and that is not like her at all; she normally has to be doing something all the time. I couldn't remember which leg it was originally so I called the vet and took her in again. Well, it was the same leg, but by the time I could get her to the vet on Monday the limping had stopped and she was using the leg again. He said that he didn't want to waste my money on more x-rays when after manipulating the entire leg, there seemed to be no sign of pain so he said that she probably over did it and just needed a rest. He had me buy a huge bottle of the same anti-inflamatory as before and told me that she may have to take them whenever the leg bothers her for the rest of her life. If I see her limping, I'm to give her a half a tablet twice a day for three days or so. My question is, does my vet, who I trust with the care of my entire herd (1 dog, 3 cats) know what he's talking about? Can an animal sustain an injury that might have to be medicated for the rest of it's life like a sprain? She is only a year and a half old, will it get worse the older she gets? Should I try and make her slow down on her level of activity on a daily basis, if that's even possible? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mia, Patch, Hanna and Kahlua's mom, Gimmie Sue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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