We had a day trip at the lake today. My Corgi (Newman) had a blast swimming and walking around exploring. When we got home, I noticed when he got out of the car, he was limping a little bit in his hind legs. I checked legs to see if anything had bitten him. They looked fine. He took a nap, but when it was time to go outside to potty, he couldn't get up. He struggled to get up several times. It seemed like his hind legs were giving out on him. When he walkes, he limps a little as well. I am going to make an appointment with the vet Monday. I really don't know what to expect and am very worried about my Newman. Has anyone had problems with their Corgi's hind legs like this? Can anyone give me advice about what to expect from the vet visit? Please help!
yes, NEVER give Ibuprofen or Tylenol or anything other than buffered baby aspirin to a dog. YOU WILL KILL IT if you do. Its not a matter of it can be fatal, it WILL be fatal. It will cause irreversible organ damage and no matter how much treatment you do you may not be able to save your dog. I am pushing the doom and gloom scenario here because working at a vet I have seen several young healthy dogs die because of owners who gave human anti-inflammatory drugs to their dogs who had some soreness or pain. I hate seeing it, I hate treating it, and I hate watching the dog and the family suffer.
(stepping down from my soap box now)