Q. I have a 4 month old male puppy and I think I have walked him to much and I have now noticed he has a limp would it be a case of him just resting ?

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A. You can try strict crate rest with only short leashed walks for a week or two and see how we progress. If you notice an improvement then slowly start to get back into normal routine. If your not seeing an improvement you may need to have him evaluated by a veterinarian. Keep in mind it is never safe to give him any human medications.

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