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Pain relief

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Angela04, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Angela04

    Angela04 New Member Registered

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    Hi everyone,

    Quick question - my dog tried to jump up on to my lap a couple of hours ago and immediately yelped. He didn't even get up off all fours. I was sat on the arm of the chair so it was a higher jump than normal but he literally pushed of his hind legs to jump and it was an immediate fail.

    I'm scared to death he's done some major damage like his cruciate knee ligament or something but I can't be sure. He's in his bed feeling very sorry for himself but he is mobile, just not 100%. When he walks, his back left leg seems a little different but not a pronounced limp.

    I just wanted to see how he was after a restful evening and obviously if he's no different in the morning, I shall be straight down the vets. In the meantime, can I give him any medicine, like a quarter of a paracetamol just to take the edge off?

    I've googled it and it says it can be toxic and I don't want to cause more harm. Just a shame I haven't got any metacam in the cupboard ☹
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  3. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    I'm not a vet but I definitely wouldn't give him any human medication - it can act very differently in different species.

    Another thing to bear in mind is that if you take the edge off his pain, he might start leaping around and do himself more damage - if he's in bed feeling sorry for himself, that's probably the best thing for him right now.

    It's likely it's just a minor tweak that is nothing to worry about but if he's not significantly better tomorrow a visit to the vet to reassure you is a sensible idea. Let us know how he gets on!
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