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Debra Brenner | 7 months ago
So Our Little Morkie Stella Had Jumped From My Arms And Landed Wrong On Her Hind …

So our little Morkie Stella had jumped from my arms and landed wrong on her hind leg. She then proceeded to have trouble walking on it and has been limping. It seems to be affecting her joint. She’s not crying out in pain, but is not putting any pressure on her leg. Her hip felt stiff under my fiance’s grasp.
I am freaking out, unsure of what to do. She’s not shrieking when we touch it. She’s just complying

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
7 months ago

Hello, The only time a joint injury is a true emergency is a hip dislocation in these cases time is of the essence to put it back into place. The classic presentation of this is a prominent bump on the hip and the leg appears to be rotated outward also they toe touch. Little dogs tend to have shallow hips so they can dislocate fairly easily and it is most common with a fall or jump. A trip to the ER is indicated they will take an X-ray and if dislocated try to put it back into place. The faster… Read more »

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Debra Brenner | 3 years ago
Our Little Morkie, Stella, Is Dragging Her Butt Across The Floor. I’m Assuming It’s An…

Our little Morkie, Stella, is dragging her butt across the floor. I’m assuming it’s an anal gland issue? I’m not sure. We try to watch what she’s fed to keep her poop on par and she goes on walks. Any thoughts from anyone on how to resolve the issue?

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
2 years ago

Hello,
I would start at the vets office with an examination and a rectal exam to check the anal sacs. If they are empty it’s usually allergies and an itchy butt. But my guess is anal sacs. Start there.

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Laura(@lauramiedzianowski)
2 years ago

Could be anal glands, could be diarrhea, could be worms. I wouldn’t consider this emergent, but if it persists I’d give the vet a call.

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Debra Brenner | 3 years ago
Stella (the Morkie)’s Other Owner Here. Today We Took Her To The Vet For Her…

Stella (the morkie)’s other owner here. Today we took her to the vet for her first lyme disease vaccine. She was doing pretty good for a while, and even went on her walk when we got home. I left her alone for an appointment for about an hour and when I got home all she wanted to do was cuddle. She sat on top of me and was shaking. I thought that maybe she was cold, but she ended up throwing up. Could a lyme disease vaccine make a dog vomit and if so, do we need to tell our local vet about it? She got all sleepy after and curled up on me again. My poor girl 🙁

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

Hello,
Yes it sounds like it might have been related to her vet visit / trip. Often it is hard for me to tell whether the vomiting was the vaccine (probable) or the anxiety/car sickness associated with it. Taking her temperature and listening to her heart and lungs may help push me one way or the other. But YES! You absolutely need to tell your vet. I would recommend splitting up her vaccines in the future and maybe even pre medication like diphenhydramine.

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