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Hind leg hurting

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Hind leg pain in your Pomeranian could be caused by a variety of issues, including soft tissue injuries like strains or sprains, joint problems such as arthritis, or even more acute conditions like a luxating patella, which is common in small breeds. Since the pain lasted for a day but is no longer ongoing, it might have been a minor injury that has resolved on its own.

Limit his physical activity to prevent further strain on the leg. When he does move, observe his gait closely to see if the limp recurs or if he shows signs of discomfort. 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. But be sure to wrap the compress in a towel to avoid direct contact with the skin.

And it's important to maintain a healthy weight for your dog, as excess weight can put additional stress on the joints and may exacerbate any underlying conditions.

If the pain seems to return or if your dog shows signs of distress such as whining, reluctance to move, or a persistent limp, it's crucial to seek professional help. Additionally, if you notice any swelling, redness, or heat in the leg, or if your dog is licking or biting at a specific area on the leg, these could be signs of an infection or a more serious injury that requires immediate veterinary attention.

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