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    HELP - broken arm & blisters
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    An_245193 posted:
    I am freaking out, my puppy broke her arm 2 days ago. we seen the vet and she got a splint put on. today we went back because her toes are scarcley swollen. they are red with blisters. all this vet did was cut a few sits in the bandage by the toes, he said the swelling should go down, but it looks to have gotten worse. He did not say much about what caused this or how to bring the swelling down, I cannot even look at my pup without crying, its breaking my heart ! I could be thinking too much into it, but this is my baby & I am a huge worrywart. any one know what is going here ?!
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    Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
    Hopefully by the time you see this note, your pup's swollen toes have returned to their normal size. Trauma severe enough to break a bone can cause a tremendous amount of skin and muscle damage that can result in swelling. Yes, it is also possible that the splint become too snug with time and the cutting of slits was needed to relieve some of the pressure. If the toes are still swollen, please be sure to bring this to your veterinarian's attention. If your pup is too active, this can also exacerbate the situation. It may need mild sedative to help calm it.
    Best of luck...
    Dr. Bernadine Cruz


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