LIMPING LAB

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pizzaman69, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. pizzaman69

    pizzaman69 New Member

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    MY BLACK LAB IS LIMPING. IS THERE ANY MEDICINE THAT I CAN GIVE HER AT HOME BEFORE I TAKE HER TO THE VET ON MONDAY?
     
  2. remi30

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    I hate to say because I know I'll get slammed but aspirin, it's an anti inflammatory that usually works for stuff like this,
     

  3. pizzaman69

    pizzaman69 New Member

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    I LOOKED IT UP ONLINE AND THERE SAYING NOWAY ON ASPIRIN OR IB PROFEN ALSO.
     
  4. cmrosko

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    Until or unless you know exactly what's wrong she should be restricted to leash walks only until the limping is completely gone.
    If there is no evidence of a puncture wound or cut she might have a tendon or joint issue. Tendons can take a long time to heal and if pushed more tendon damage / scarring can occur.
    Just like with people.
     
  5. Toner07

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    I always use Ascriptin...its what a vet told me to use. Basically its a coated aspirin that will not harm the dog in any way yet it does give them some pain relief,
     
  6. fjwrt

    fjwrt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Aspiran is ok, ibuprofen and tylenol are bad
     
  7. the_lone_wader

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    If fjwrt says it's ok, it's ok. However, just to back him up, my vet told me to buy a bottle of baby aspirin for my girlfriends lap dog after he was hit by a truck and banged up a little.
     
  8. marshman

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    Sorry to hear about your dog. Baby aspirin is a good choice. I give it to my 12 year old lab and she gets relief taking it.
     
  9. MaktheQwk

    MaktheQwk Well-Known Member

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    What are you, a vet or something?
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYQ0WEdG54A&feature=player_detailpage#t=8[/ame]
     
  10. pizzaman69

    pizzaman69 New Member

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    THANKS GUYS FOR THE ADVICE , WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO HAPPEN ON A WEEKEND?
     
  11. ducky152000

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    baby asprin, never seemed to bother my lab in any harmful way. but does take his pain away.
     
  12. EaglePoint

    EaglePoint 1 more pass? No Way!

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    Ice-heat-ice? I realize ice will not help long term if it's a tear, but may speed up healing on a strain.
     
  13. fjwrt

    fjwrt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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  14. peanut

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    The last time I helped a limping lab it was my buddies. After a long day of pheasant hunting, she started limping real bad. He thought she was just sore, but at 3 yrs old it seemed a bit odd. I started checking her leg and foot out and found a huge thorn, about 3 inches long, had penetrated one of her pads. It was completely through her foot, and you could see where it was poking out on the top of her foot. Holy smokes it looked painful! We got it out in one piece, and she handled it like a champ! Filled up a bowl with cool water and she stood there for about 20 minutes with her paw in it. Pretty funny to watch.

    I wish I could remeber what the tree is called with the giant thorns on it that got her. I call them death trees, but I think they may be some kind of apple tree??????
     
  15. mslater

    mslater Active Member

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    Honey locust. Same thing happened this spring to my brothers chocolate lab.
     
  16. the_lone_wader

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    Those things are nasty. I've got a ton of them on my property and they aren't fun to walk into before daylight during turkey season.

    I watched a buddy pull one out of a cats nose once too. It was his mom's cat. She noticed something stuck in its nose and it was bleeding. I held the cat with gloves on and he used pliers to pull a 2" locust thorn straight out of its nasal passage. I figured that it would have done more damage than it did. It poured blood for a little while, then situation normal. As far as I know it's still alive and well.