View Full Version : Ginger's sore leg

18th November 2008, 05:30 PM
Had to take Ginger to the vets today. As she tried to jump on the couch last night she yelped in pain and held her back leg for ages...me trying to remain as calm as you like...not easy.

So again today as she got off her beanbag to greet me, same thing. I thought she must have a problem with her joint popping or something. I bring her to the vet, in she RUNS :dogwlk: and if you knew Ginger you would understand that this is strange...she goes no where fast. Toddles in, they check her over and guess what...NOTHING. No pain when she stretched her leg or moved it in any way. She's on pain meds now for a few days to see what happens but she must feel something as she lives on the chairs in our kitchen and is staying on the floor since yesterday.

18th November 2008, 06:22 PM
Oh poor Ginger! Sounds like she pulled something, or maybe is a bit stiff with arthritis?

18th November 2008, 07:18 PM
Yeah I think you are right about arthritis. I have some stuff to read up on this evening but so far she seems to be ticking the boxes for this...

Cathy Moon
19th November 2008, 12:58 AM
I hope she feels better soon. :flwr:

Arthritis supplements for dogs containing greenlipped mussels are very effective.

19th November 2008, 09:47 AM
Thelly molly did the same thing on me last night and i was so worried she seemed fine when going to bed last night and this morning she seemed to be uncomfortable so i have my mother checking her and i will bring to the vets if she needs to go!!!

Chelle & Rex
19th November 2008, 07:19 PM
I'm only catching this now - Hows poor Ginger today? :hug: from Rexy

19th November 2008, 07:34 PM
Almost same thing happened to us last week. Evening: Nothing wrong, jumping and playing. Morning: Can't support her front leg. Take her to vet in cage - out she goes and nothing wrong. But she had a sore toe on the front leg, the vet feared it was broken. Two expensive x-rays later: just a sprained toe and painkillers for a few days. Orders to take it easy - the only one not understanding this is Molly, who then ran around playing as nothing had happened :rolleyes:
Now she is fine again - but of course you are worried when it happens.
Hope Ginger is much better today.

19th November 2008, 08:44 PM
She's ok today. Ok getting out the door but finding it hard to get back up the steps. We'll see what the vet says again on Friday. Have to lift her up on the couch for evening snuggles....

Hope both Molly's are doing ok today also!!

24th November 2008, 07:01 PM
Just picked up Ginger from the vets this evening and Karlin you were right....Arthritis. Both hips and a bony growth to boot. I'm like a walking medicine leaving the vets with tabs, creams and Arthri Aid of course! She's nice a sleepy after her xrays today so hopefully after the course of Cartrophen she should be more comfortable.

She is such a good patient! I'm so thankful that we were a failed foster for Ginger (our 1st foster too..we really failed miserably :razz:!) When you are going thru issues with them you wonder what you'd do without them! :luv: