How do you tell if a puppies leg is just sprained or if it's broken? I would take him to the Vet but Im VERY low in money right now (it happens to everyone) but I will take him to the Vet as soon I get payed. For the time being I wrapped his leg with an Ace wrap and gave him a baby asprin, and he is staying in his crate. He did get up today and start walking around on three legs and he managed to squat and crap in my bathroom.
People keep telling me that he's a 3 month old puppy it will heal on its own, puppies have very flexible bones and are constantly growing. Is that true?
What kind of puppy is it? Regardless, we all have money problems from time to time, but if you had a 3 month old baby and you thought they has a sprained or broken anything, you'd take them to the Dr. Same with a puppy, if the pup can't put weight on the leg....time to get to the VET. NOW!!! It isn't something you just wait on. Call them and see if they have a payment policy. I'm sure you could borrow money from someone till pay day.
OK WELL FIRST PUPPIES A JUST LIKE BABIES IT IS EXTREMELY HARD FOR THEM TO BREAK BONES, THEY ARE STILL SOFT AND SEMI-FLEXIBLE. IF HIS LEG WAS BROKEN IT WOULD BE JUST LIKE IF YOUR LEG WAS BROKEN ASPRIN WOULND'T FIX THE PAIN, YOU WOULD SEE EXTREME SWELLING, HE WOULDN'T PUT ANY WEIGHT ON IT AND HE WOULD BE IN CONSTANT PAIN. THAT'S WHY ALL DOGS SHOUD BE PUT ONTO INSURANCE POLICIES. I HOPE YOU PUPPY GETS BETTER
how do you think he hurt his leg? valentino was limping for an entire day and the vet said he laid on it wrong and the muscle got tight. your puppy obviously needs to see a vet but knowing how her hurt his leg would definately help!
if my dog could talk i'm sure he'd say "woof .. woof!!"
Oh heck, eveyone hates me so here goes.... feel the good leg,learn the normal bumps and grooves. then feel the other one. If it feels the same, it's either not broken or has a hairline fracture which will heal without medical intervention. But I wouldn't give asprin or tylenol until I was sure there is not a compound (definite broken)fracture. I would not wrap this leg, if it is muscle damage, you could do more harm than good. Not everyone on this forum has the resourses for expensive medical care. Do the best you can and watch the dog get better. My barn cats get stepped on by horses once in a while and the legs heal right up. OK now everyone can start the party....schoolbus gal is a cat hater cause she doesn't run them to the vet for every little limping cat....... for all of you serious folks, I have old fashioned ideas and get slammed alot for it
Oh, no! Not again! Wasn't sienna sacrificed on the altar last year for suggesting tylenol?!?! Let's review... Tylenol for people = Good. Tylenol for dogs & cats = BAD
"Dogs, particularly small dogs, can also experience significant tissue damage from as little as two regular strength acetaminophen tablets. Signs of distress can appear quickly, especially if the dose is repeated, including salivation, vomiting, weakness, and abdominal pain." http://www.canismajor.com/dog/nsaids.html
I took my 6 month old Welsh Terrier to the vet with broken rear leg. Vet casted for a week and then took it off. Telling me to keep her still and quiet and that it will heal on its own. Told me a cross pinning is the best but there is a chance of her loosing her leg that way. I am not looking to see my baby loose her leg. I am getting her x-rayed again in 4 weeks. I may go get another opinion.