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Limp, Hope A Strain, What To Give?


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Caden started limping yesterday, its the right front 'wrist' Will take him in for XRay if it doesn't clear up pretty quickly (we're an osteo-experienced family) but assuming its a strain, what would you give? It is warmer than the other joint which is a concern but I want to give it a few days before panic sets in.

 

1/2 aspirin I know is safe but didn't know if others have used ibuprofen, etc for strains.

 

Thanks,

Dawn

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I would not give anything since I wouldn't want to mask the symptoms prior to the vet seeing him. I go by the 3 day rule on limping. Sending good thoughts for Caden. :)

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I keep Ascriptin on hand here for sprains. Even though it is coated, I still give it with a little food like a piece of bread.

 

I don't know how much Caden weighs, but Lori Ann would get 2 of the Ascriptin (325 mg) for pain every 12 hours at 75 pounds of weight for a sprain/pulled muscle.

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Bread, 1 asprin, more bread, pill down. I'll just do one tonight and again in the AM, 2 if needed. He's about 80 lbs.

 

BTW that good advice about 'masking' but think I want to try this for another day or 2. If still limping off the meds then in he goes.

 

Thanks you gusy.

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for your supportive thoughts.

 

Went to the vet today. After an extensive physical exam he didn't find anything amiss. I pushed and had the XRays taken. If nothing else, we'd have a baseline XRay. And...no sign of the Big C. :) Hopefully Caden's limp resolves soon. There is a spot of mineralization on the shoulder, probably a calcified tendon, nothing to worry about.

 

To share - the vet says that since we gave Caden aspirin there is a 2-week waiting period to try a non-steriodal anti inflammatory such as Rimadyl. So he just prescribed Tramadol for now for pain and come back in 2 weeks if the limp doesn't resolve by then.

 

That's it! No news in this case is good news.

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Well glad there was nothing bad on the xrays, and praying that the limp goes away for your sweet boy! Thank you so much for the update! :grouphug

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Glad nothing showed on the x-ray. :)

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Wrap the wrist in a bandage that has been soaked in epsom salts and warm water. Soak bandage for as long as possbile (overnight is good) Repeat 2-3 times daily with changing bandages. If you can soak a cotton wad in the solution as well and fill up the stopper tendon area ( the hole area at the back of the wrist) then wrap the bandage around.

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