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Last Night I took my dog Maxwell his daily walk while walking two pitbulls came out of nowwhere and one them jumped on Maxwell at first I thought they didn't hurt them until he started limping when we got I hope it would go away but it looks like the leg isn't getting any better

There are many things that can cause limping from a fight wound.  it could be swelling around a nerve or a tendon or a ligament.  It could be an infection starting. There may have been a mild dislocation of a joint during the fight.  It could just be bruising.  You should have your vet check the dog to make sure that it is something that he will easily recover from.

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf


Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats


I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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