Dog's Foot is Abnormal- Urgent Help Please

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by cluckcluckgirl, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    We have an 11 year old Dachshund who I just noticed tonight has something up with his foot. Right at the ankle, it's limp and I can feel something sliding. I am with this dog quite often, and this is the first night I've noticed anything like this. The foot is not swollen, and he appears to only be in pain/discomfort if he stands on it a certain way. Does this sound like a slipped tendon or more like a dislocated joint? How should I treat it?
     
  2. Nineplus5

    Nineplus5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Put him on light duty for a day or so. Static guard duty and no perimeter patrols. [​IMG]

    If there is no swelling it might be something he works through on his own. Check it first thing in the a.m.

    Hope he's fine tomorrow.
     
  3. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may be just a sprain. Dogs heal remarkably well. You should not have to call the vet, unless it gets worse.
     
  4. Nineplus5

    Nineplus5 Out Of The Brooder

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    How is your pup?
     
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  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    X2 Hopefully this resolves on its own within a few days. Since this is an 11-year-old dog, and a breed with short, bowed limbs, this could also be the start of something pretty serious. If it persists, or continues to deteriorate, a visit to the vet is in order.
     
  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Update: His foot is still slightly limp, but better. He already has limited mobility because he's one of the dachshunds who has a bad back, but we help him as much as we can. I think it's a slipped tendon, because I can definitely feel something sliding a little bit. He's one tough pup, so I'm going to check on him again tonight. Overall, it looks like it's getting better.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  7. Nineplus5

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    He was hoping you would take him to a puppy spa:)

    Good news. TY
     
  8. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just remember that daschies are another working breed intended to not show pain except in extreme circumstances. They were created to go face to face with badgers in their tunnels.
     

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