Q. Drinking less leg is limp after bashing into concrete

Tue, Jul 18, 2023

My dog hit concrete and then got lightly bit by a dog but no injuries from the dog apart from a very shocked and almost unconscious state as was in shock however he's getting out of it as of now he croesus when he falls and only stood up once or twice to adjust how he's sleeping but there is no bumps etc and doesn't look like it's dislocated so I'm not sure what the options are but I believe it's the muscle that hurts, or the shoulder

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Dr. Valliyatte

I'm sorry to hear that your dog is experiencing these symptoms.

Firstly, it's important to address the limp that your dog is experiencing. The impact of bashing into the concrete may have caused an injury or strain to the leg. Since you mentioned that there are no visible bumps or signs of dislocation, it's possible that the muscle or shoulder is affected.

In the meantime, there are a few things you can do at home to provide some relief and support your dog's recovery. Make sure your dog rests and avoids any strenuous activity that could worsen the injury. You can apply a cold compress wrapped in a cloth to the affected area for about 10-15 minutes, several times a day. This can help reduce inflammation and provide some pain relief.

It's also important to monitor your dog's drinking habits. If you notice that your dog is drinking less water than usual, it could be a sign of dehydration. Offer fresh water frequently and encourage your dog to drink. If the decreased drinking persists or if you notice other concerning symptoms such as excessive lethargy, vomiting, or diarrhea, it's advisable to seek veterinary attention promptly.

Given the circumstances, it's essential to keep a close eye on your dog's condition. If the limp persists, worsens, or if you notice any other concerning signs, consult with me again.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.