Originally Posted by volcano
RICE- Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. SO put the dog in a crate, and wrap it for compression and to limit movement. On an acute injury i think to use only ice? I forget if ice/ heat cycles is good right afterwards.
Gunther doesn't use a crate, but believe me he's not wanting to move much right now anyway. I keep taking the water bowl to him to get a drink so he doesn't have to move. Then I put huge chunks of ice for him to lick. I believe it's ice for swelling and heat for pain, same as for humans. He tolerated the heating pad for about an hour so I was pleased. He does much better with the heat then the cold.