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PostSubject: Senior husky is limping..also a Q about hernias   Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:58 pm

Today my husky baby started limping out of nowhere. It seems to be her front right arm. At first we thought maybe it was just 'asleep' from here laying on it while napping, but it's continued even thru this evening. There haven't been any significant events that I can think of that would have caused this. She does a little tug of war and playing with our younger Shiba Inu, gets up and down from the couch, runs and plays in the backyard, etc. Normal dog activity.

Is there anything I can do to help her out? I know it's silly, but would icing or a warming pad help? I just feel bad cause she's a little older now (~10yrs).

Also, this is unrelated to the above, but we recently discovered she may have a hernia. Have any of you had this experience with your husky or other dog? Took her to the vet and they biopsied it and said it was benign (in case it was/is a tumor), but that just because one sample from one area comes back benign, doesn't mean a different area of the mass could be something else. The vet assured us that it is probably just a hernia since her family pet has one, but also advised us to continue to watch it in case it changes size/shape/form.

Well, it seems like her general belly area is swollen/bloated. Although she's had up and Down issues with her weight so it's hard to sayid it's really swollen or just fat. We have been trying to monitor her food in take to control her weight and it has helped. Her normal weight is around 50 and her heavy weight is around 60. I'd guesstimate she's somewhere in the middle right now.should I be concerned about the hernia? Are there things I should look for??

Thanks for your help on advanced.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior husky is limping..also a Q about hernias   Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:26 am

Did you check paw pads? When my seniors limp the vet says give them 2-3 days as long as they are putting some weight on it. Just slowing down and do not bounce back as quick. I just let them be and watch their activity. No experience with hernias.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior husky is limping..also a Q about hernias   Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Senior husky is limping..also a Q about hernias   Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:15 am

Is she still limping maybe she pulled a muscle playing tug o war....if you could get her to keep a heat pad on that would probably make her feel better
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