I have a four year old Long-haired Chihuahua, and she is limping. She favors her back leg, and she does not want me to touch it near the hip area. It seems painful for her to move the leg because she does not pull away when I touch her toes, and usually she does (and she pulls her other three paws away, just not the one she is favoring).
Yesterday, she was vaccinated and Microchipped at 3:30 pm, and she did not show any signs of distress all evening or night.
This morning, she was favoring her leg. She slept in the bed with me, and she has a ladder that she uses to climb in and out of the bed.
She is eating and her nose is wet and cold.
I am not sure if this is an injury or if this could be an side effect related to the Microchip. I have called the vet, but it is Sunday, and I have not heard back.
She can walk on the leg, but it seems like moving the top part of it bothers her. I am trying to decide whether to take her to the emergency clinic if the vet does not respond.
It sounds like its either from the vaccine or microchip or both..I would take her to emergency.
I don't know her age but in case you are not aware please research vaccines. Of course you have to get all her puppy shots but after that as years go by you really only need a titer test to make sure she is still immune. Getting animals vaccinated over and over all the time only causes sickness, can cause cancer and autoimmune disease..
shirleys wellness cafe has a lot of info on it.
I hope your dog feels better soon, good luck
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