Q. My dog started limping 2 days ago, and today her left eye is hurting her, she seems listless too, what could it be?

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A. Due to the large number of symptoms you listed (limp, eye pain, lethargy) it is best to seek an appointment with your local veterinarian. These symptoms could be unrelated causes, or may all be directly related to something such as trauma (from a trip or fall) or illness.

Until you can get in to see your vet, keeping your dog calm and quiet and on strict exercise restriction may help keep the limp under control and prevent further injury to the leg. If the eye is looking red or has discharge from it, you can also use a warm wet washcloth to gently remove any debris around the eye. The lethargy may be due to the fact that there is pain or illness causing her to not feel well, and keeping her calm and quiet until you can see the vet may help.

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