08-30-2011, 03:28 AM
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I'm sure dogs anatomy can't be too drastically different in this aspect.. but have any of you every seen your dog have a muscle cramp?
My pup has been favoring a paw on long walks. I've stopped and inspected the paw for burs or rocks and nothing. She didn't seem to mind me touching the paw, and even me lightly pulling her leg to extend it didnt seem to bother her. I picked her up and massaged her little leg and walked with her in my arms for a while. When I got back to the house and put her down, she was bouncing all over the place like there was nothing wrong with her...
then the next day she did it again while playing with her brother. Let her rest some and not even 10 minutes later she was tackling her brother down again- all 4 paws working fine.
Anyone ever had something like this happen? Or any remedies for muscle cramps for her? I want to do the equivalent of what us humans do for muscle cramps- eat a banana/drink gatoraid (hot tub anyone?), but I don't want to make matters worse. Or does anyone have any other suggestions as what it might be? She has a vet appt on 9/8 for her mange, so I'll ask him about it too, but suggestions are always helpful...