My poor Shiba Inu feel off the chair today. It was crying really loud so I brought it to the vet immediately. The vet said it didn't break no bone but the puppy is still limping. Do you guys have any advice on what to do next?
did he take x - rays to determine there was no broken or fracture bones? i would recommend strict cage rest for ar least 2-3 days. no running or playing, short walks just to potty, no trips around the block. when a dog injures itself like this i am on the fence about giving it pain killers. i would like for them not to feel any discomfort but at the same time if the painkillers make them feel too good then they tend to be more active then they should be and it can take longer for them to get better.whatever you do never give a dog or cat tylenol, advil, motrin or anything that is not strictly aspirin, these drugs can kill their kidneys and liver.
If your dog is limping I was restrict or limit activities such as walks, playing, running for a few days. If you didn't get an x-ray on the leg, I would do so. Sometimes things can't be found just by looking at or feeling the leg.