04-21-2013, 09:54 PM
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Dog limping but doesn't seem in pain
Panda had a bout of gastrointestinal upset last week and he seems better now. He was on meds for nausea & another for his tummy. Now he's back on his regular food BUT for some reason, he's walking with his back leg in the air. When he ends up using the leg, he doesn't seem in pain or out of sorts, he just seems to have it in the air.
Could this be due to the medication and/or illness? I checked his claws, pads & fur and there doesn't seem to be anything out of place. He was scratching-chewing his leg for a few minutes yesterday but that passed - maybe it's itchy?? (he had been on chicken food - which he can't tolerate and is no longer eating) but could that be it?
He'll run and walk sometimes on the leg. He doesn't whine or whimper when the foot and leg is touched, examined or handled. I doubt he knows how to fake it but I don't want to go to the vets if he's just getting the chicken out of his system - especially since it was the vet who put him on the chicken food.
Now if it is the chicken that he now has an allergy to, will the itching pass on its own?