Hi guys! Last night Bailey was running around playing, and got really excited when my boyfriend got home. He ran into the living room and quickly stopped and turned, which he often does when playing. This time he yelped, and ran around yelping like crazy. Once he calmed down, he didn't yelp anymore, but he has been limping since. He also has not gone potty today, and he always does first thing in the morning. He ate all of his food and drank a lot of water yesterday evening as normal, so it's strange that he hasn't gone. I don't know if it's because he cannot bend his leg to squat.
I left a message for the vet, but I haven't heard back yet. I know this is silly to ask, but we've not had a dog before. Could he have just hurt a muscle like a person does? We touched his legs, and the bones all felt okay, and he didn't make any noise to indicate he was in pain. I checked his paws and nails also, both fine. He is keeping his leg super straight. I am trying to make sure he's not over exerting himself, and honestly he has just been sleeping a lot. He did try to jump on the couch last night, and yelped and waited for me to pick him up.
Any advice? We do have baby aspirin, and I gave him one last night after looking around online, and remembered my vet had told me to give him it when he hurt his eye awhile back. Should I give him another this morning? Thanks again for any advice!