We picked up Juno from a kennel where we had to put her up while we attended a funeral across the country and she was limping. The owner told us that she had been that way for about 3 days but after examining the leg she didn't think it constituted an emergency and thus didn't bring her in. I trust the kennel owner's judgment but am slightly disappointed that she didn't better limit Juno's activities after the 'injury'. Either way, can't do anything about that now!
I checked her out quite thoroughly on several occasions. No physical damage at all (front right paw/leg). No tenderness or reaction to touch or full range of motion. No perceived swelling at joints. I also looked at the movement in the shoulder and chest and felt around. Joint are tight and there is no reaction to hyper extension.
Should I save the $300 and wait a few more days? I have some metacam left over from her spay I could use to ease the pain. I just HATE spending money at the vet for things that I personally wouldn't go see a doctor for.
She's clearly in pain though. She's depressed and whimpering and whining a lot. When she's given attention she quiets and calms down. She's always been very 'vocal' though.
Thoughts? Pano? Sprain?
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