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    Zeke is limping - anything I can give him for pain?

    I have to take Zeke to the vet on Tuesday. (I worked all day today and tomorrow. The office is closed by the time I'm off which is why I have to wait til Tues) He's been limping a little bit off and on, but today it seems to be an all day thing. I feel like he must be pretty sore, is there something I can give him? I have a feeling this is all due to his old age, but I hope it goes away soon It's really hard watching them get older...

    Zeke, Clover, Loki and Shadow

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    You could try Ibuprofen, or half, depending on his weight. I don't think I would give him anything myself, dogs have a way of sucking up pain, they aren't wussy like us. He's made it this far without anything so why not wait till you see your vet tomorrow...you never know what it can be so it might be better to wait it out. I'm sure if the pain was out of control he would refuse to put weight on the leg , and usually their appetie diminishes with severe pain.If he's eating and drinking well then don't worry so much.
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    I would wait and see the vet, you don't want to just the mask the pain without knowing the source. If it's arthritis, you'd treat it differently than a pulled muscle, etc.
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    They make Doggy Aspirin (PetSmart has it), and you can read the instructions for administration for the weight of your Dog, BUT...
    That's no substitute for a visit to the Vet to determine the problem. You could just put him on light duty until you can do the Vet.
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    I'm waiting til tomorrow. I'm pretty sure he did something to his paw...He seems worse today.

    Zeke, Clover, Loki and Shadow

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    You and he will be in our prayers.
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    I think he just hurt his paw. It was sensitive last night and today he's barely limping. I decided to cancel the appointment for now. I'll take him tomorrow or the next day if it gets worse again. He has been running a lot outside with Clover lately so I'm thinking he hurt it some how then. Sometimes he forgets he's an old dog

    Zeke, Clover, Loki and Shadow

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    Aww, that's a dog for ya! Glad he's feeling better!
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