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Q. Dog limping He was groomed Thursday How should I treat him

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. You do not mention what age he is, some older dogs with low grade arthritis can find standing for prolonged periods and standing on three legs to have feet groomed quite tiring and this can aggravate discomfort; some dogs can also develop uncomfortable clipper rash etc under the legs which can cause discomfort so give a quick check for any sore or tender patches underneath or inside his legs. Rest him to lead walking only and make sure he has a soft, comfortable bed. If this continues into next week he should be assessed for pain medication by a vet


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