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Lac cries in pain after activity
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sugarbearsafari posted:
Rescued 7 yr old Lab from shelter 2 months ago, history unknown. He is energetic, affectonate and loving, always begs to play and eager to swim and run. Never shows signs distress until hours later or next morning. It is heartbreaking because he will cry out and whine in pain in a lay down position. He can stand or walk but yelps and extremely lame in both hind but appears to be sore over his entire body. Just to the touch if you run your hand across his back softly, he acts like it hurts to touch anywhere.
His ears were cleaned under anes. when he was neutered but, both sides under his ears seem to have fluid and swelling in addition to red and inflammed canals. shakes head in discomfort often. Treated with ointment and oral AB's from the vet which had helped initially but its reoccuring. The AB's were prescribed because of a swollen hard mass on muzzle that went away shortly after meds. Exrays were inconclusive on that.
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Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Labs are marvelous dogs...I had a Black lab names Durham...love of my life. They like other dogs, are too stoic and pain tolerant for their own good and ours. It sounds as though there are several issues going on and he desperately needs to be seen by your veterinarian. I would be suspicious that he may be experiencing the pain of arthritis. It can affect any joint...the hips, spine and elbows are some of the most commonly affected ones. It is not uncommon for the pain to be after the fact....just like you and I can have the 'weekend warrior' side effect of playing too hard...the same can happen for your dog. Please do not delay, make an appointment to address all of your concerns.

Best of luck...
Dr. Bernadine


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