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Emmie has a hurt paw

I had Emmie sleep in her crate last night instead of on the bed with me but when I took her out of it this morning she won't put any weight on her right front paw. I can't figure out what's wrong with it. I carried her outside to pee, which she did, and she ate breakfast but she won't drink any water. All she wants to do is sleep and her paw shakes. I've got an appointment with the vet in a couple of hours so hopefully he'll diagnose it because when I examined the paw I couldn't find anything wrong. It's so sad because her normal morning routine is to wake up super happy and energetic, and to go find a ball or toy for me to throw. She's clearly in pain; poor baby.

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I'm so sorry! Hate knowing our little ones are hurting. Let us know what the vet has to say. Hopefully she just slept on it wrong and will be better by the time you even get to the vet's.
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Poor baby, and poor you! It's such a worry when our babies are hurting. Fingers and paws crossed here that it's something minor, and she'll be her happy, bouncy self again very soon!!!
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hope you find out what's happening.
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Oh no! Let us know how it goes. My corgi broke a foot once and there really wasn't anything the vet could do as far as a cast or something like that. Just had to heal on it's own, much like ourselves when we stub and break a toe. I hope it's just something minor like a sprain.
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Oh I am so sorry. Hope Emmie starts to feel better soon. Keep us posted.
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Back from the vet. He doesn't think anything is broken and that Emmie most likely has a sprain. During the exam he determined it is not the right front paw but near the shoulder. I also had him watch a couple of videos I took at home on my iPhone that showed her right paw shaking while she layed down and holding up the paw when she walked. This was helpful because at the vet she seemed better, which is not uncommon. What often happens is your pet has a burst of adrenaline at the vet and that can mask symptoms. So vets like it when you show them a video of your dog experiencing an issue as it might appear less severe in their presence.

I was sent home with an anti-inflammatory (Carprofen) and told to make sure she rests for the next 2 weeks, which includes me carrying her up and down the stairs and short leash walks to go to the bathroom; no running around off leash. This will be hard. And if she doesn't improve or it gets worse I'll take her back to the vet for further evaluation.

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Oh no. I feel for both of you and am hoping for a quick recovery.
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Get Well Soon, Emmie!
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So sorry to hear Emmie may have a sprain. The same thing happened to Truffles a few weeks ago She was holding her right front paw up after wrestling with Scout. She whimpered if I touched her and would not stand. The vet checked her shoulder, leg and paw. I thought she broke something, but the vet said it was a strain. Gave her a Carprofen that night and by morning she was back to normal. I know it is so upsetting when they are not feeling well. Hoping that Emmie is feeling better soon!
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