Victor hurt himself

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  1. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    and i have no idea how. He was just fine all morning at the guild. I was packing up to go, he had been asleep on the sofa. I turned around and he was shivering and limping on his hind leg. I palpated, nothing, looking at his toes, inbetween the webbing, nothing, checked the hips, no tenderness no swelling. I ran my fingers gently down the long bones of the toes, nothing. He would bear some weight on it but not all, and again the shivering. So i started over and began checking from the top on down. AT the very point of the "knee" on his hind leg he let out a yelp. So i don't know if he cracked it againt something or maybe got his leg stuck in the sofa somehow and wrenched it. SInce he can bear weight on it, and was able to jump up in the car, i saw him use it to steer himself to the front seat before mary could get it, i decided we wiill wait until tomorrow and see how it is then before we rush off to the vet. So i gave him a baby aspirin, and made an ice pack (which i doubt he will let me put on it but i am going to try), there is not much else i can think to do. WE are suppose to be at the nursing home tonight, i was so looking forward to sharing his new jingle bell trick:(:(:( How in the world do you hurt yourself sleeping on a sofa?
     
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    Poor baby !!!! Could he have had a leg cramp ??
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Poor Vic . . . . Maybe he was just sleeping on it "wrong" and it will work itself out. :(
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Poor Vic, I hope its nothing major..

    ((hugs))
     
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    What Renee said, maybe he just slept on it wrong? Or maybe he got it wedged between the cushions or the back and tweaked it when he got up?

    I hope it works itself out!
     
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    Poor Vic. :( I hope everything's okay soon and it doesn't require a vet trip..
     
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    Awe poor guy :(

    I agree, it could have been a cramp, it could have fallen asleep, laid on it wrong........lots of things.

    I want to mention that last winter (I think) Orson started limping on his front leg for no apparent reason. Couldn't find a cut or swelling by looking. Went to the Vet and she couldn't find anything by checking him over either. She prescribed an anti inflammatory and with in a few days he was right as rain.
     
  8. smkie

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    I found a knot right on the bone and it had a hard lump and what looked like a speck. WHen i touched that speck he darn near bit me. A lot of teeth flashed with a yelp when i pulled it out. I can't tell if it is a stinger, it is shaped more like a fang, but whatever it was it must have stung like heck.
     
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    Poor boy hope he feels better and you can get it out without having to go ot the vet.

    (((((((GENTLE HUGS)))))))
     
  10. smkie

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    Stinger, fang, i don't know, i would like to see it under a higher power microscope then what i have here. Must have hurt like heck. I have seen Victor ram a stob right through the skin on his leg, break off poking an inch above, and not even stop running. Something had to be awful to make him shiver like that. It was touching the bone, there is nothing else between his skin there. If he was a dog with long hair i don't think i ever would have found it. He is fine now, not favoring it at all.
     
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    Keep an eye on it, it might have been a spider maybe?
     
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    Glad you found it !!! Poor baby ! Give him a Grammy hug !!
     
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    Poor thing I hope he is feeling better.
     
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    AWWw poor boy. COuld it have been a yellow jacket or wasp?
     
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    Glad you found whatever it was! Poor Vic, he needs lots of babying now, huh? :)
     
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    Hugs & kisses to Vic. How is he feeling this morning?
     
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    Checking in to see how he is too .
     
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    poor guy:(

    hope all is ok with him.
     
  19. smkie

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    You would never know anything was wrong which makes me that much more convinced it is a stinger or a fang. I wish i could post a pic of it, but i don't have anything to do that with. ANyone ever see a stinger that his hooked like a cat's claw? I know they can have barbs on the end but this doesnt..it is so freaking small, usually you can see a stinger. Since it is november and so cold i doubt it would be a wasp or a bee. THey are straight stingers anyway i believe. So most likey a spider but i can't think of one that would send a 50 lb dog into shivering and holding his leg straight out while he tries to walk. Normally you say the word outside and before you have finished saying it he is at the door, i tried that and he layed there with his leg out, ears down, giving me the most mornful look and that is the closest i have ever come to being bit without the teeth actually touching me when i removed it.
     
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    Not sure if you have these where you live or not, but we have wood (I've also heard them called Wolf) spiders (not in the house thank God), that can get quite large and they have fangs. A friend down the street has a Rottie and they found a spider in the dogs food bowl. The spider was so big his legs were hunched up and he was eating the Rottie's food. This was a full grown Rottie, so big dog food. We've found them in the shed, but we've only ever found them dead. From what I've heard they are not poisonous, only big hairy and scary. I think they are mostly around woody areas, but I could be wrong. I'll see if I can find a link about them for you.
     

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