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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Rolosmum, Apr 11, 2011.


  1. Rolosmum

    Rolosmum PetForums VIP

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    Playing with Ruby by the water and in the field same as on Friday, and she has suddenly gone lame on her rear left leg. Not putting it down to the floor so we have a vets appointment for this afternoon.

    What a stressful time it has now become!
     
  2. new westie owner

    new westie owner PetForums VIP

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    Aww bless hope she is okay :(
     
  3. Dally Banjo

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    :( Hope she's ok x
     
  4. codyann

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    aww hope she is ok, keep us posted :D
     
  5. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    Oh no! :( Didn't see this when I did message. What did the vet say? I'm hoping just a strain. :)
     
  6. Dogless

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    Any news? Hope no news is good news...
     
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    Waiting for news
     
  8. Rolosmum

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    I phoned the vet at lunchtime and asked if there was anyway they could fit us in earlier, and very kindly they put us in during lunch time as i was worried. (I know these vets are a little pricier than others, but they were good and didnt charge me the emergency lunch time fee that they said when i first asked about it, so that is something because i was worried)

    Vet cant be sure, no obvious surface damage anywhere, literally only difference is marginally shorter hair between the pad on one part of one foot to the same pads on the other, and clutching at straws she has scuffed it, but they dont think so.

    Other faint possibility is cruciate stretched in knee, but she thought that they felt the same in both legs so probably not that!

    One foot is possibly a little swollen but only if held a certain angles and even that is questionable, and it doesnt feel any warmer to touch!

    Ruby gave no clues as to pain when stretched and felt, so they gave her an anti inflammatory and pain killer injection, and now she very occasionally puts it on the floor but most of the time if she needs to walk she is doing so with her rear leg held up, she did put it down to balance to drink from her water bowl, but that is about it and she is not moving around much.

    Hoping for a minor miracle overnight, we have to go back tomorrow afternoon, so hoping for a big improvement before then.:(
     
  9. Dally Banjo

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    Everything crossed here for her to be alot better tomorrow :) x
     
  10. Dally Banjo

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    How is she today :)
     
  11. Rolosmum

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    A lot happier in herself, but still limping and holding it up in the air, with the very occasional putting to the floor.

    Back to the vets this afternoon, to see if something is coming to light!
     
  12. codyann

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    what did the vet say? atleast she was happier in herself today though
     
  13. Rolosmum

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    Two vets took a look at her as she is still quite lame, but neither think it is her cruciate in her knee or anything broken, so she is back for a weeks rest and on Metacam, so hopefully a week of no walks and the meds she will be well on her way as it may well be something we dont find out what it actually is, just have to go back if she gets any worse or doesnt seem to be making any progress.

    She is sometimes now putting it to the floor and taking a step or two and i have seen her stood drinking with it on the floor although not always weight bearing.
     
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  14. Dally Banjo

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    :( Hopefully the rest & metacam will do the job, will keep everything crossed for her :) x
     
  15. codyann

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    yeah same here hope she gets better soon :D
     
  16. kat&molly

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    Hope she's doing better today, fingers crossed for her.:)
     
  17. Malmum

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    Get well wishes to Ruby from all here. xx
     
  18. Milliepoochie

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    Hope Ruby is better soon and that she is ok in herself.
     
  19. bulldog200

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    Really hope she is okay
     
  20. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    How is she today?
     
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