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05 Feb 2006

limping on hid leg Bull Mastiff
I have 2 Bull Masriff bitches. The younger one (1year) occasionally
limps right leg, which is now not as well formed, because she
favorsit. We took her through (6hour round trip) for ex-rays but
nothing came up, When she is very awkward laying down I do give her half a reg. strength disprin, and then she is more free.
Sometimes this is 3 days a week -half tablet. Is this OK.
The limp is more noticeable after their hide and seek games in
the flower beds and one dashes to the next spot being chased by the other one. They love this time as the rest of the time they are couch potatoes. We have stopped them going on the bed as it is higher than the sofas and we had noticed the older one when she was about a year old would limp on her front leg. Since stopping
the beds her limp has stopped.
They have zinc and salmon oil tablets with the conditioning tablets
daily.
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

A lameness of the severity should usually be identifiable on x-rays. I cannot really comment as to the reason, as one would need an examination to determine this. She's very young to be taking painkillers on an ongoing basis, however if she is in discomfort and a half an aspirin is effective, you can continue using it in a dog of her size. If she shows any sign of vomiting, the painkillers must be stopped immediately. You should also know that any painkiller has potential serious and even life-threatening side-effects. It is therefore best to obtain a veterinary painkiller from your vet.


Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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