My neighbors schnauzer
my friend has a little schnauzer yesterday he started limping holding up his left leg I felt it and I can feel those tiny bones any suggestions on what to do
How old is the little guy or girl, and what was the the activity before the limping? Limping can be brought on by many things just like with people, it depends on what they were doing prior. However, unlike with people pets can't tell you where it hurts. If you wish to give me more information, please feel free to do so. If not, here are some of the things it could be... simplest case, It could be a broken toe-nail. They are easy to spot, and if that is the case then take the little guy or girl to your vet and let them trim. Also, Schnauzers have hair that is thin, unruly and picks up objects like a magnet. If they are not kept well groomed, especially the pads of their feet, their hair becomes knotted and can entwine any object... stick, stone, etc. If this is the case it could be a burr lodged within the pad.
If none of the above applies, and it's a puppy, most likely it's just a sprain. Like children, they are made of rubber and tend to recover quickly. Just keep him/her quiet as possible. As a general rule Schnauzers are not prone to hip problems, so if the pet is adult or a bit older, your friend is most likely looking at a cruciate injury. That is a ligament in the knee. In the human field it is one of the most common injuries among athletes. In the medical field (human or otherwise) it is commonly known as an ACL injury. Depending on its severity, surgery may be warranted. If that is not in one's budget... the body will heal itself, and though the little guy or girl will have arthritic issues, there are supplements that can be given to help.
If a day or two of rest doesn't help the little guy or girl, please take him/her to your vet. But I hope your friend takes this going in more informed. Any other questions or concerns, feel free to write... I am more than happy to help.
by Jaye Denman5 years ago
Schnauzers really rock, don't they, Heidi? Is yours a mini, standard or giant?I'm just responding to the photo of your gorgeous dog.
by Melanie Shebel6 years ago
My dad has a miniature pinscher and regularly feeds him table scraps. For years we've been telling him, "You can't feed the dog people food, you're going to kill your dog. The dog is obese."Anyway, the other...
by Susan Reid5 years ago
Have you ever found a lost animal? What did you do?Hubby and found this soaking wet lost kitten while on our walk today.We thought he might have been hurt -- just cowering in a puddle in the middle of a parking lot next...
by ahorseback6 years ago
Please ! OWS v/s the tea party ! Now we have a problem ......I always remember what a friend of mine once said. "There is no pleasing the masses", go ahead prove me wrong ! From the origins...
by Misty0012 years ago
We live in a small apt building and our adjoining neighbor has been driving us up the wall for over two years now. She is to say the least downright evil and crazy. It all started when we submitted complaints of the...
by Threekeys20 months ago
There are 6 lead in steps. Then you fill in around the subject. My subject is "photograph".1. ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS.... a family photograph of my uncle and his brother who was dressed in female...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.