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Benadryl?? That is an antihistamine. Do they think the problem is a bite of some sort (spider, snake, bee sting, etc) or some substance that he could be having an allergic reaction to?
Perhaps they are just covering all the bases because they can’t come up with a definitive cause??
Anyway--good luck. I hope your guy feels better soon.
If you don’t see any improvement by the beginning of next week or so and he is still in pain, since your general vet has no firm suggestions what the problem could be, you probably should seek a second opinion. If he seems to be getting worse, you might even want to think about bringing him to a specialist (perhaps a canine orthopedist?)
I would limit his exercise--if he has a tendon tear or a sprain or some sort, “bed rest” should help.
Disclaimer: I am not a vet. Internet advice should be taken with a grain of salt--it is worth what it costs...nothing.
Last edited by melbrod; 07-14-2017 at 06:52 PM.