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Hi. First itme ever posting and need advice

November 20th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Hello. This is my first time ever to post a question on any site. I hope that I am doing this correctly, and if not then please accept my apologies in advance. I really could use some advice about my lab. She has me very worried. She is a chocolate lab, about 10 years old, and weighs about 95 pounds. My lab has been diagnosed with CHF and cardiomegaly. I regulate her Lasix accordingly to the symptoms that she is displaying each day. Anyway, she had been sort of lethargic over the past few days, but another reason she has not moved around alot is due to I have been sick in bed and she has not left my side. This morning I noticed that she was limping slightly on her right front leg and now she will put litle to no pressure on it. I have checked her paw top and bottom, her leg, joints, and muscles but she does not give any cues of pain or discomfort such as whining or withdrawing. I live in a very small town and do not have access to a vet at this late time in the night. Could anyway tell me what I might be able to do for her tonight and any suggestions on what would have caused this to occur. Can you give a dog tylenol or ibuprofen for pain and inflammation. Any answers will truly be appreciated. Thanks.

November 20th, 2007, 11:22 PM
I think based on the other meds she is on you should NOT give her anything until you talk to a vet cuz you don't know how it will react with her meds.

To ease the possible pain you can - using your thumbs - massage in circular motions up & down her leg & shoulder for 20-30 mins that will help blood circulation & promote healing :)

Welcome to :) We do required (:laughing:) pics here some are more pushy than others in asking to see your chocolate grrl ;)

November 20th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Thanks for the reply. I will put a photo on here just as soon as I learn how to do that. If you think of anything else, please write back.

November 21st, 2007, 07:38 AM
I LOVE labs and retrievers. The chocolates are so very gorgeous!! It's their eyes that always get to me.

Don't let the photo thing throw you off. There are a few options.

The first one is the Attach function. Below where you type you can see the attachments button. You locate the picture on your computer and click Upload.

Other methods are to use free online storage services like Photobucket. Once the pics are uploaded to the sites, they give you links to post the pictures.

I always use the online free services because I seem to have a particularly difficult time keeping hard drives, end up formatting a few times a year and from lost files in the past, I learned my lesson and back up the important stuff now. I also got an external 200 GB hard drive to store videos I've downloaded from Google video. I don't watch much TV because I can't stand commercialism and my computer has become the new TV for watching movies and documentaries.

The internet is an amazing thing!!

November 21st, 2007, 08:50 AM
Welcome to the forum! I have a chocolate lab too! They are so much fun!!

CearaQC...since you like them so much I thought I would share this cute photo of my boy! Oh! you are right on the money about the eyes!