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Limping...

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Jess jumped awkwardly from the sofa last night (we saw her) and is now limping on a rear leg. I am almost certain it is just a muscle strain. She's still running around a fair bit, just favors the leg when walking. She's not showing any sign of pain when we touch it, nor is she in pain when lying still (in fact, no pain at all, no whimpering etc.).

Of course, being a holiday weekend, I am hoping to avoid an expensive emergency vet visit but I don't know how to help her for the next couple of days. Do we enforce rest? Is there anything I can give her? How would I know if she has torn a ligament or done any other serious damage?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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My Ernest is still limping, lame in his front right leg. It's so bad the cats are being nice to him which is good. My concern is that I've read on the net about vet's wrongly diagnosing Bassets with structural ailments and recommending unnecessary, often harmful surgery. Still should I go to the vet, or wait? I would love some input on this. I'm thinking I'll go to the vet tomorrow if he's not better. While he doesn't seem to be in pain, he must be with such an awkward gait. I'm sure you folks can understand how much I love this dog.
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