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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.
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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, how did you get on at the vets this morn? Hope alls well
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    Well, we got up early this morning and she was perfectly normal, no limping at all!
    So we decided to hold back visiting the vets. I had to go out for a little while but my OH took her for a walk and she was fine for about 15 mins then she developed a slight limp. Now she only seems to limp after first getting up from sleeping.
    We have decided to just to watch her today and if it carries on then we will take her to vet's tomorrow. She really doesn't seem to be in pain, she is brighter and is eating normally.
    Thanks for your replies. I will post about how she gets on.
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    Could she have jumped off of something and jarred her leg? We had a similar incident before Christmas with Murphy. He was limping really badly one night, and like you we were going to take him into the vets the next morning. The exact same thing happened! He was fine when he got up, and only limped a little after a short walk. He was fine by the next again day, and back to running around like crazy

    Hopefully she'll be fine.
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    I would def take her to the vet -- she could have something embedded in the paw that you can't see, and something is going on if she is still limping and you haven't found anything on a basic check of her. You don't want your holiday threatened by things getting worse and right now it may be a very simple thing to address. I think you'll feel a lot better having it checked even if just to get an all-clear.
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