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Yesterday, Phenix got injured while jumping (over excited!!!!!! lol). It seem that the muscle of its shoulder stretched.

I dont want to run to the vet because it costs a lot and I have no money to spend at the moment (of course, if it doesn't get better I will) so I was wondering if you guys can give me any advice or tricks to help him feel better and to reduce the pain?

Thank you so much!!!
 

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maybe message it and put an ice pack on his shoulder?
 

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The poor little guy "cry" each time he moves :(
:( poor baby :( I agree with AbbyK9 though maybe it's time to take him to the vet poor puppy
 

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When Echo was in Open he jumped a lot of high jumps and broad jumps. One day he started limping and I "assumed" it was muscular. Unfortunately I ended up having to take him to the vet and it turned out to be a small bone chip that floated in and out of his shoulder joint. He had to rest and if I recall correctly, I gave him Ascriptin for the pain & inflamation. Unfortunately everytime the chip floated back in the joint I had to repeat the R&R routine!

Good luck with you pup!!!
 

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If he cries every time he moves a day AFTER he was injured, it's time to go to the vet.
:( poor baby :( I agree with AbbyK9 though maybe it's time to take him to the vet poor puppy
I wrote "cry" but it's more like "blubbering" when he wants to lay down or standup. It happen last night, late in the evening. It's not even 24hrs....
And, I have to say, Phenix is a very verbal dog. He do noises - talk constently for everything lol....

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When Echo was in Open he jumped a lot of high jumps and broad jumps. One day he started limping and I "assumed" it was muscular. Unfortunately I ended up having to take him to the vet and it turned out to be a small bone chip that floated in and out of his shoulder joint. He had to rest and if I recall correctly, I gave him Ascriptin for the pain & inflamation. Unfortunately everytime the chip floated back in the joint I had to repeat the R&R routine!

Good luck with you pup!!!
We hope it is just the muscle....my husband told me he can move the leg in every direction, pull and push and everything is fine. But, when he touch/push on the muscle, this is when he reacts.

Anyway, if nothing is better tomorrow, I'll go to the vet.....
 

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We hope it is just the muscle....my husband told me he can move the leg in every direction, pull and push and everything is fine. But, when he touch/push on the muscle, this is when he reacts.

Anyway, if nothing is better tomorrow, I'll go to the vet.....
I'm no expert, but it sounds like he pulled a muscle, I would think if it was a bone chip it'd hurt regardless of what direction you pulled his leg. I know for when horses get pulled muscles they gently stretch the leg and put the leg in a bucket full of ice.
 

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I'm not one to run to the vet but if he's in that kind of pain I would certainly want an x-ray to see what's going on. He may have torn something.

You should keep him quiet and give some sort of anti-inflammatory and do ice packs, just as you would a person. Arnica is great if you've got any of that on hand. Buffered aspirin also may work.
 

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I'm going to move this thread to the health section, and I to think I would be taking a trip to the vet:)
 

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Thank you guys for the advices, really appreciated :)

Will see tomorrow.....I think we will have to go to the vet..............
 

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Phenix still limp today......we will go to the vet this afternoon......god.....it's hard for us to find money now.....it's really not a good moment.....I don't know how much it will costs, but if we have to see a specialist after the vet to see Phenix.....well.....
 

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hopefully your vet will be understanding and will take payments if you have to go that route.

Unfortunately our pets can get themselves into all kinds of predicaments that we can't foresee and well, they cost money especially if something serious crops up.

Let us know what the vet says:)
 

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Update

Phenix suffers Panosteitis. It is a bone disease (hereditary) which causes pain and limping. This disease is very rare in dogs over two years. It usually affects dogs aged 0-12 months and resolves itself before the age of 2. There is no treatment, only painkillers. The disease may never return, as it can stay a lifetime.....in some cases (rare, VERY rare), dogs were put down because of the pain.

In addition, Phenix suffers a slight elbow dysplasia. For the moment it does not hurt him and it does not bother him. But with age, we will have to keep an eye on it.

The only "good" news is that it didn't costs too much ($300) and Phenix doesn't need any surgery and further treatments.
 
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