over weight dog is limping but losing weight what can i do to help

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  1. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    hi i have a lad mix that is over weight i took her to the vet and she is doing really good she has lost weight but she started limping after a walk that we took so i did not want her limp to get any worse so i let her take a break from the walks for a bit and it got better but know he is limping and she has not been on a walk so i think my bigger dog was trying to play alittle to rough and may have made her limp but im not sure so what can i do for her and her leg to make it fill better. thanks
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Where are you located? Has you dog been checked for Lymes disease? The main symptoms are shifting leg lameness, pain and lethargy.
     
  3. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    thanks for the info but its just one leg and I took her to the vet not to long ago and she was health. thanks
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    You can get some pain relievers from your vet to help your dog feel more comfortable. Heavier dogs are more prone to torn knees. If your dog doesn't improve with a few days of rest you should see your vet again.
     
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    Thanks
     
  6. mominoz

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    Fish oil supplements, MSM and glucosamine...devils claw, tumeric are all anti-inflamatory. There are some good chews on Amazon that will work well...
     
  7. Animals45

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    Let her take it easy and wait for it to heel. Did you take her to the vet when she was already limping if you didn't then I think you should take her. I know my dog slipped and fell and I brought him inside and the next day he was better.:)
     
  8. Bamabexchicks

    Bamabexchicks Free Ranging

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    So,I'm intrested to know what your Vet found on exam. Did he do a lameness evaluation for hips,elbows,knees? X-rays, bloodwork? What was the diagnosis? Did he prescribe meds of any sort?
     

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