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Post by Lynne on Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:38 pm

My son was throwing the ball and billy was running after it and started limping. He did not help but he is still limping. I am hoping he has pulled a muscle and it is nothing more serious.

How long would you leave it before going to the vets ?

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Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:48 pm

Personally, if the leg and foot look "normal" (don't forget that if Billy stepped on something or cracked a nail that might cause a limp) I would see what a night's rest does. Very gentle manipulation and gentle probing might reveal where the seat of the pain is.
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Re: Billy is limping

Post by Lynne on Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:54 pm

Thank you Lynda for your help xxx
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Re: Billy is limping

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:22 pm

Yeah, what Lynda said. hug If there's no obvious harm and he's not in a lot of pain, I'd leave it for a little while.

Usually, after about three days, soft tissue injuries start to show improvement. Hope he feels better soon!

In the mean time, you could try a heat pack or warm hot water bottle to keep the muscles loosened up! happy
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Re: Billy is limping

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:32 pm

I'd just add - if you feel undue heat and/or if there is any swelling, then a cool (but not icy cold) pack can help.

Do let us know how Billy is tomorrow - good luck  hug   hug 
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Re: Billy is limping

Post by Lynne on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:35 pm

Thank you for your concern xx gonna rest him for a few days let you know tomorrow xx
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Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:57 pm

Lynda's advice - excellent, as usual! happy

hug Get well soon, Billy!
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Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:24 pm

Eleanor flatters me, bless her! At my age I have gathered a certain amount of experience and knowledge over the years, but I panic like the most witless novice if my own dog is concerned!
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Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:36 pm

hug I think we all behave different when it's our own dogs in trouble! One of the first things I learned on my dreaded course was that, in an animal emergency, you should always try to get somebody else to sort if your dog gets injured in something like a traffic accident. Although even the lecturer admitted that she hadn't followed her own advice when her dog was run over.

I'm usually okay with other animals, but if Dempsey's hurt, I get all shaky!
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Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:43 pm

Yes, it's so hard to be objective when it's your own nearest and dearest in trouble!
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Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:46 pm

Weird, isn't it? I also find myself more sensitive to pain when it's Demps. Before, when he's accidentally caught my hand (hard!) while he's diving for a toy, my eyes have watered like mad and the bottom lip would start shaking! tongue With any other animal, it's a mild expletive and then on as usual!
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Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:56 pm

My son feels like this too, he regards it as a personal slight to him.

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Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:04 pm

I suppose, in a way, that's what it is for me as well! tongue I don't think Demps out to get me! But maybe there's some subconscious emotional hurt or something!
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Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:37 pm

I think that's probably it, Eleanor! Like when Kuchar runs away given a sliver of a chance, son feels "he hates us, he wants to escape - if he loved us he would come back to us", whereas I know that Kuchar loves us but is over-excitable and loses both his brain-cells in the hysteria of the moment. Little git.
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Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:49 pm

laughing And sometimes, when the little tykes look at you, it's almost as if they're laughing!
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Re: Billy is limping

Post by LyndaW on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:57 pm

Definitely!

Sorry Lynne, we've gone  off topic , as we are so inclined to do when we start rabbiting on!

Hoping you are feeling a LOT better tomorrow, Billy  hug s to you both.
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Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:10 pm

Woops!  blush doh 

Lots of hug for Billy!
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Re: Billy is limping

Post by Eleanor on Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:45 pm

How's he doing? happy
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Re: Billy is limping

Post by Lynne on Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:56 pm

Thank you everyone for your concern you are all really kind xx

He is fine today took him for a gentle walk and he seems fine going to do it again tomorrow just to be sure, but he is restless nit used to just a walk x




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Post by LyndaW on Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:01 pm

That is such good news Lynne. Hopefully it was just a little pull that will soon be just a memory.
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Post by Eleanor on Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:04 pm

Bless him! Glad he's feeling better! happy
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