Q. Something’s wrong with his leg

Wed, Nov 2, 2022

All of as sudden he started limping

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We appreciate you reaching out to us.

First, inspect your pet’s painful area. Check your pet’s joints and bones(especially the patellar) If your pet’s joints are swollen and hot, it can be a ligament injury or a fracture. In this case, you should visit a nearby vet for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

If there is no abnormality in the range of joint movement of your pet, and there is no doubt of a fracture, it may be a simple sprain.

For the first two to three days, massage the area with an ice pack, and if the symptoms improve, massage the joints or muscles with a warm towel afterward.

Also, press down on your pet’s waist with a little pressure. If your pet feels a strain or pain, it may be a disk hernia problem.

In this case, an accurate diagnosis of the vet may be required.

Normal rehabilitation exercises and acupuncture can also be helpful, so please consult a veterinarian to make an accurate treatment plan.
Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions you may have. Thank you.