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04-12-2014 07:26 AM
JeanKBBMMMAAN Physical Rehabilitation | South Texas Veterinary Specialists I'd be looking there other places like it. I had a foster dog with bad wrists - her weight is important.
04-12-2014 12:16 AM
Calipso Sugar is 7-1/2yo now. Not really sure how exactly she hurt her wrist. There are two possibilities: The first is when she hears the door open, she comes racing down the stairs like a train wreck. The other possibility is her insistence on chasing the neighbor's dogs along the fence back and forth. She gets better for a while and then re-injures it.

She has been to the vet. He expressed mixed feelings about giving her anti-inflammatories because she might start abusing the injury more than she is already doing.
04-11-2014 09:35 AM
wyoung2153 Vet??
04-11-2014 09:00 AM
carmspack what is the age of the dog?

how do you think the dog sprained the leg?

I had a situation once with a fore-limb injury on a young male. The short version is he loved to launch himself . No one asked him to . He would scramble up a big boulder and launch across the narrows of the seasonal stream . He would get onto equipment just to jump off it. One day he did this and all his weight landed on one forelimb. Carried on . Next day , favouring that forelimb a bit . A bit more the next , then nothing . Dog normal , back to being physically daring do . Since this was a dog in growth stage we could see that the limb was starting to have some deviation from straight and true . At pastern the limb would start toe out , limb seemed shorter .

So to the vet . X rays showed that he had damaged , essentially bruised his growth plate denying the blood supply for the bones' extension where the radius and ulna meet , one side able to grow the other shortened . The vet had to insert a rod and pins to enable bone to form around this so that the leg would be the same as the other.

In the end the dog was totally fine .

With young dogs you could look to panosteitis https://www.google.ca/search?q=panos...w=1263&bih=553

or you could look to what I had described.
this is the worry "concerned about what's happening to her other leg as a result. Because of the sprain, she's been carrying her weight on the good leg. That leg is now showing signs of carpal hyper-extension at the wrist. The wrist is around 45 degrees which seems pretty excessive"

It actually may be that leg which is the problem ??

any way I would visit the vet to get a diagnosis.

If it is a "sprain" then you can provide anti-inflammatories .
If it is some damage then you can catch it early before the rest of the anatomy isn't affected by compensating.
04-11-2014 07:29 AM
JeanKBBMMMAAN
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actually it will probably only serve to weaken the wrists
you should consult with the vet and possibly even an ortho vet if it is that noticeable
splinting and bracing has some benefits depending on the issue but can create more issues in the long run such as not allowing the wrist and carpal area to firm up and gain muscle strength on their own
Yes.
04-10-2014 02:26 PM
Liesje I've only ever wrapped that area for flyball because one of my dogs was constantly tearing his stop pads and dew claws. However the wraps we use are not intended for long term use, they fit tight and have to be taken off between races or the dog's feet swell.
04-10-2014 01:38 PM
my boy diesel actually it will probably only serve to weaken the wrists
you should consult with the vet and possibly even an ortho vet if it is that noticeable
splinting and bracing has some benefits depending on the issue but can create more issues in the long run such as not allowing the wrist and carpal area to firm up and gain muscle strength on their own
04-10-2014 01:21 PM
huntergreen if they are fit properly and your dog will tolerate them, i think it is a great idea.
04-10-2014 01:13 PM
my boy diesel did the vet say to use them?
04-10-2014 01:09 PM
Calipso Vet also said it was a sprain. However, the question was about the efficacy of wrist supports.
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