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hurt shoulder

My dog jumped from a 3.5 retainer wall while my son was walking him Friday.  Yesterday morning (Christmas) he was yelping every time his shoulder was brushed at first we thought it might be a toenail again, but shortly figured it was the shoulder. I gave him ecotrin (1 81mg pill) at 9:00am yesterday.  Then another about 9:30 last night.  I also gave him a glucosamine and chondroitin last night.  He finally stopped pacing and laid on my bed.  We were up and down most of the night.  At 4:00 this morning I read that the ecotrin might not have been a good idea.  I think his ears might be infected as well...as I type this(10:40est) he seems a bit better. wants to be by me on the couch.
Age
:  
7
Breed
:  
great dane/shepard
Gender
:  
male
Spayed/Neutered
:  
neutered
State
:  
michigan
Veterinary Visit (month/year)
:  
august 2010
Diagnosis
:  
for toenail tear this is about his shoulder
Weight
:  
80-85
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If he is weight bearing on the leg it very unlikely that the leg is fractured.
A strain or sprain is more likely.
If he is not able to place the leg down he needs an xray.
Large dogs are prone to bone cancers so a visit to your vet is not a bad idea.
Two doses of ecotrin are not going to hurt but there are better pain meds more appropriate for canines.
Rest may be the answer if he is using the leg in a good fashion.
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