My Jack Russell is Limping badly
by Charles Simpson
Hi, I have a JRT (Dog) who about 3 weeks ago just started to limp on his right hind leg. It gradually got worse and I took him to the vets who examined it and said that is wasn't clear why he was limping. He gave me two types of medicine to give him over 21 days, that is 1 seraquin tablet per day, and Medium dose Metacam for dogs under 8KG. The problem is, I cannot get him to take them, because he isn't eating anything, and hardly drinking, he just lies in the foetal position most of the day, and won't even respond to his favorite word 'walkies' He lets me pick him up and he just stays wherever I put him. I tried to make him walk today, but his back leg looks almost shriveled up. I am really worried about him. His tail is down and he is not his usual boisterous self. He is in his 10th year. He has not been in any fights with other dogs (as the Vet tended to suggest).
He is insured with Pet Plan, but I don't really want him to be operated on if whatever this is may just 'go away'
Can you help - PLEASE.
Jack Russell Lover extraordinaire.