We were playing frisbee in the yard and he twisted funny and landed on he backside in a funny way. He has grass stains on the side of his leg. He didn't yelp, but keeps looking at his backside like something is wrong. His tail isn't wagging. What kind of meds can I give him? I just can't remember because I am so scared. Hopefully it isn't anything more than a sprain or something like that. There was no limping, but something is clearly wrong.
It's good that he didn't cry and isn't limping. Maybe he hurt his tail? You can give him aspirin (buffered) if you think he's in pain. Too bad you probably can't get a vet until Tuesday.
Oh no poor Buddy! Hope he feels better soon. Sorry I don't have any advises. :-\
~Veronica and Nikki~
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Nikki 6 months
Thanks so much. It's definitely his tail, although he is wagging it again (sparingly). It is just hanging straight down instead of the way he normally carries it. Why does this always happen in the weekends? (With all of our labs, it seems!)
I don't have any advice because we've never had a tail injury. Normally I say rest him but how can you rest a tail? Anyway, I hope it isn't anything too serious and that he feels better soon.
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Poor Buddy. I would give him the aspirin and rest him; hopefully, it's just a minor sprain.
Keep him quite for a couple days, but if it doesn't improve see your vet. The #1 spinal injury is due to dogs "twisting" and landing when playing frisbee or ball. Could be a sprain in his back, could be more serious. If he were my dog I'd keep him quite (no running or jumping) and get him to the vet if there is no improvement.
Sorry he hurt himself
Poor Buddy! He must have whacked that tail pretty good. I hope he's feeling better soon.
Pat from S.E. Pa
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It sounds a bit like cold tail.
Although cold tail usually occurs after a dog has been swimming in hot or cold water it can also occur after exercise. I guess cold tail is kind of like a sprain type injury.
I would advise against playing Frisbee with a Labrador for this very reason. They are not kind of dogs built for a high impact exercise. It is much better suited to lighter, leaner framed breeds like Border Collies.
Oh no, Buddy!!
Hope he's feeling better soon!!