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My 12-year-old mutt has been limping all day, and it's been getting progressively worse. It's not stopping her from sneaking around and seeing what food she can steal, of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But when I sit in front of her, I can see that one foreleg, around and just below the "elbow" joint, is wider than the other.<br><br>
I probably won't be able to get in to see the vet for a a few days, so is there anything I can do to help her in the meantime? She's always had a problem with this, since she was a puppy, but it's always shown itself after exertion (an extended dog run visit or a unusually long outdoor walk/run). In the past I've given her aspirin on the recommendation of the vet (11 years ago!), but after a few times (sporadic events) it made her throw up each time. She's an old, grumpy dog these days, but this has made her miserable and almost unapproachable today, and she's especially short with the kids (that's a whole other post <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">)<br><br>
Suggestions?<br><br>
TIA!
 
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