|08-09-2013 10:42 PM|
Take him to a vet.
Take him to a vet. Such a long walk could have caused various types of strains, tears, or soft tissue damage-most importantly to the still developing cartilage in his joints. Not finding out the problem now can seriously backfire.
Growing up my family adopted a young dog for whom veterinary care had not been provided after a rear leg injury. He could walk and lived to be 15, however he did so with a permanent limp and wasn't ever able to keep up with the other dogs.
I don't share this to be alarmist, but at that young of an age your puppy definitely needs to be checked and given his vaccinations. Now would be the time to take your dog to the vet.
|08-09-2013 10:26 PM|
I'm not recommending this, but I have a dog, 85lbs, he has a back disease, I used to buy 10 previcox at a time and keep them on hand - the expiry always ran out and I still had 9 pills left. A vet said, give him a low-dose aspirin when he has a flare-up. I don't buy previcox anymore, one aspirin and he's fine. Disclaimer: I'm talking about a well-vetted, healthy in every other way - well thyroid, but we think there's lab in the mix and it's predominant with them and I went on a vet's advice.
I'm not saying give the dog and aspirin, I'm saying it's what I do. Along with supplements for joints and conditioning.
|08-09-2013 08:21 PM|
For emergency vet financial assistance:
Please apply for Care Credit first. It can be applied for online now and you have your answer so you can take your pup to the vet. The others, you may have a wait period - if funds are available - and in the meantime your pup is still in pain.
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|08-09-2013 07:47 PM|
You started another thread labeled "emergency" (closed because it was a duplicate), but you're already getting the advice that you need here. I know you want to avoid the vet, but you simply must take care of your dog now.
By waiting, you now will need a weekend vet -- many vets have Saturday morning hours at regular rates. If you post your city, someone here may know of one that is open tomorrow.
I would not wait until Monday. This has been going on too long, and your puppy may be in pain. Please find a way to get him medical care soon. Good luck!
|08-09-2013 07:18 PM|
If you live in the US, you can apply for CareCredit as I said. I believe there are other things like it that would also allow you to make payments.
|08-09-2013 06:52 PM|
Do you live in the United States?
Unfortunately to be sure your puppy is O.K. you must take him to the vet as has been mentioned and will be repeated because it's important.
I know you mentioned you don't have the money but this is a situation which cannot be helped over the internet.
Can you borrow some money or ask the vet to do a payment plan?
If you really love your puppy, you will find a way, go to the vet.
|08-09-2013 06:49 PM|
|Gretchen||Until you can take him to the vet, keep him confined, let him rest. Only out for bathroom time. Really needs to see the vet though.|
|08-09-2013 06:24 PM|
|Jess||Agree with the above posts. Taking him to a vet asap is the best thing. Not vaccinated and out walking is very dangerous to a young pup|
|08-09-2013 06:23 PM|
|SashaIsAMadGuy||hes not really dragging but hes shaking his legs when he walks|
|08-09-2013 06:23 PM|
It could be a million things but none can be diagnosed or treated over the Internet. You need to find the money to take your puppy to the vet.
It is unlikely that the long walk caused a problem (in terms of over-exertion) unless he was unused to walking. However, who knows what he was exposed to on that walk. If he's never had vaccinations he is at a very high risk for a number of life-threatening diseases. Again, the vet is the only one who can diagnose your puppy.
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