My 13 year old rottie boxer mixs left back leg has been bugging him. He hasnt walked on it for 2days now. He holds it up n just jumps around the house on 3 legs. He has still been eating and drinking normally but it is hard for hime to get up or even go outside to go to the bathroom. He doesnt seem to be in any real pain but he is a trooper...We called the vet n they told us to just give it a few days n if it doesnt get better to bring him in. Which we are going to do on friday.
Chances are your vet was going under the assumption that your dog simply wrenched something, and that a couple of days time would see it getting better.
Have you checked his paw to be sure there isn't something stuck in between his toes or to make sure there's not a cut on his pad? Is he bothering with it at all, licking at it or anything? Or does he just not want to step on it?
With it being a rear leg, it could be his hip or it could be his knee. At 13 years of age, things start to go. As long as his appetite and his attitude are good and he is not having any trouble urinating or defecating, it's probably not a big deal to wait until Friday to have him looked at, but if things change for the bad in the meantime, please don't wait to take him in, just pack him into the car and go. At his age, you don't want to wait even a day if he starts to behave as though he is truly ill. Twenty four hours in a 13 year old dog is as critical as 24 hours in a newborn puppy. Please keep us updated on how he is.
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