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3 year old shih- pom mix ..broken leg
bbylove21 posted:
Hello first post , So a door in my apartment complex fell on my little one and it broke her leg in 3 places i believe ..she's had the splinter on for a month now and she really is doing well..moving all over the place and sleeping on it sometimes. We don't allow her to go up and down the stairs and we keep her contained :( when we aren't at home. She does go up on the couch sometimes although i yell at her she doesn't seem to be in pain. Do you think that , that is a sign that she might not need a surgery for her leg. I've also noticed she puts more pressure on it when she walks.
Bonnie Beaver, BS, DVM, MS responded:
The only way to know for sure how well the leg is healing is to get x-rays taken. Depending on where the fractures were, the leg might heal well with just a splint, but if not properly immobleized, it might not heal at well. Young dogs heal relatively fast so by 4 weeks the x-ray will show if it is well on the way to healing or if there may be problems coming. I hope thing go well.


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