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Injured 5mo old lab question

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We have a 5 month old lab that has an injured rear leg :(. There is seemingly a knot in the muscle behind the bone that causes him to yelp if he puts pressure on it or if we press down on it. We can freely move the leg in different directions in different positions without causing him evident pain, although, if he moves it or stretches it on his own, it causes him to yelp. He did attempt to scratch his neck with this leg and at first he was fine but yelped when he tried to scratch it faster. Are there any suggestions, aside from a costly vet visit, to aide in the pain and healing process?? Thanks ahead of time for any responses.
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This just happened to my big girl a couple weeks ago. You have to go the vet if they don't put any weight on in the next couple of days as it could be anything from a fracture, a sprain, or a really sever sprain. With my girl it turned out to be a sever sprain, she had to be on meds and rest for a couple weeks, but without meds and rest, it wouldn't have gotten better.
Your dog is injured. He needs to be seen by a vet.
I called his doctor, and she told me to give him half of an asprin and i did so it helped him with the pain and im going to take him to the doctor in the morning.
I'm glad you are taking him to the vet. The "knot" could be part of a torn ligament or muscle. I don't know if you've ever seen an athlete tear an achilles tendon, but a complete tear causes the ligament to pull up into the calf muscle into a big knot.
Dogs are good at hiding pain, if he's yelping on certain movements or touch that is pretty dang painful. Proper diagnosis is important so it can heal.
I also highly suggest you look into Pet Insurance so that the costly vet visits, which are often necessary, do not hurt you too much.
Good luck.
Be extremely careful when giving aspirin, it can be highly toxic to dogs!
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