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    Default Spangle is limping really badly!

    Poor Spangle started to limp really badly after her walk this morning. She hasn't had any problems on the walk and we can't find anything in her paw or pads. It's her front right leg and she will hardly walk any steps and keeps holding her paw up and doesn't want to put any weight on it.
    We are stopping her going up and down steps, stairs and the sofa, we lift her instead. She has spent the entire day by my side on the sofa. She has eaten her dinner tonight and a neem
    stick and she hasn't cried or whimpered at all.
    We are taking her to the vet at 09.00 tomorrow.
    We are due to go on holiday on Sat! We just can't believe it! We are desperately hoping she will be OK by then as we can't cancel another holiday!
    I am really worried about her, she seems very "flat" if you know what I mean.
    Please keep your fingers crossed for her.
    Christine
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    Poppy (Blen)who went to Rainbow Bridge aged 13 and a half.

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    Aww poor Spangles, maybe she twisted herself awkwardly on her walk hopefully it is nothing to serious and the vet will make her comfortable. Gentle hugs to little Spangle.
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    Thanks Andrea, you get so worried don't you especially when they can't tell you when they are in pain.
    Christine
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    Yes I know and its not nice seeing them unwell, you feel helpless.

    Once Gabby was like as you describe Spangles, turned out she had hurt her shoulder, the anti inflamatory/painkilling injection the vet gave her and some metacam made her much more comfortable.
    I hope Spangles will be back to her normal self for the weekend
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    With you saying she is 'flat' it could be that she is incubating an interdigital cyst, however I think she would be licking the area (even before it erupts they usually lick furiously).
    The only other things I can think of other than an injury is a grass seed or a sting.

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    You're doing the right thing keeping her from jumping up and down furniture and avoiding the stairs. Let us know how the vet appointment goes tomorrow. Hopefully it will just be a small sprain or pulled muscle.
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    hi
    so sorry to read about spangle hope he has a speedy recovery

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    Have just PM'd you Christine, poor Spangle Hopefully it is just a soft tissue injury but it is sensible to have dosed her up and keep her rested for a few days. Do you use homoeopathic remedies? Arnica is very helpful for soft tissue injuries, you should be able to get it from your chemist. 30c is the normal dose available. I give 2 doses approx. 2 hours apart. then 3 times daily the next day until they are better.


    Homoeopathy is generally most effective when prescribed individually [by a trained homoeopath] but some remedies are known to be particularly good in certain circumstances.
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    Just had a thought is Spangle on Trocoxil for her SM?
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    Thanks for your replies everyone.
    Nicki, no she isn't on Trocoxil.
    Christine
    Spangle born 24/11/07 (Blen)
    Poppy (Blen)who went to Rainbow Bridge aged 13 and a half.

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