If your pet is limping, whether it is a chronic (long-term), recurrent problem or if it is an acute (sudden) development, it is always safest to contact a veterinary hospital for recommendations about how to proceed. Sometimes lameness is due to a soft tissue injury, such as a ligament tear or strain, but it can also be an indication of a fractured bone, cancer, spinal injury, or infection such as Lyme disease or an abscess. The veterinarian will do a thorough exam and might want to take x-rays and/or blood testing to determine the underlying cause. Giving medications at home might mask a diagnosis or interfere with the veterinarian’s treatment plan, and in some instances might actually cause your pet more harm than good.
Every year Metropolitan Veterinary Associates organizes a 5K run/walk (leashed participants are encouraged to join) with all proceeds benefiting local non-profit animal rescue organizations. To learn more about the MVA5K click here.
Save A Life
There are very few national animal blood banks. Your dog may be able to save a life by donating blood. Learn more about it today by clicking here.
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