August 18th, 2011, 10:28 AM
my usual happy, lively excitable cocker spaniel was in the garden about 30 minuets ago and he yelped really loudly and ran inside, since then he has sat in the same spot refusing to moove even when treats are offerd to him, he is protecting his back lefthand leg and wont let me look at it.... i cant take him to the vet as i cannot drive and i cannot get there for another 2 hours. is there anything i can do to help him in the meantime and does anyone know what it might be? i looked outside and i cannot see anything that could have done this to him :(
August 18th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Could he have stepped on a hornet, gaz? Was he playing when he yelped, or was he just wandering around?
August 18th, 2011, 10:38 AM
im not sure what he was dooing or where in the garden he was... i was inside and i heard him yelp, all i saw was him running into the kitchen.
August 18th, 2011, 10:39 AM
Was he holding the leg up while running or was he putting weight on it? Is there any blood?
August 18th, 2011, 10:43 AM
there is not any blood that i can see, like i said he wont let me look at it he was putting his weight on it as he ran but now he is not.
August 18th, 2011, 10:49 AM
Could be lot of things--a sting on a paw, a twisted ankle or paw, or something odd with a joint--but it doesn't sound like waiting two hours will make it worse.
If he won't let you look at it, just ignore him for a bit and see if he settles down. If he lies down you may be able to get a better look at it, too. If you can figure out where he's hurting (hip, knee, ankle, paw) icing it or putting a cool cloth on it might feel good to your boy.
August 18th, 2011, 11:45 AM
If you are really, really concerned is there not a neighbour you could call on? Or a taxi?