|04-23-2014 02:57 PM|
|04-23-2014 02:29 PM|
|huntergreen||JAX, guess with puncture marks near the Fx, the vet is also doing some intense antbiotic therapy?|
|04-23-2014 02:28 PM|
|huntergreen||bronco K terriers are pretty stoic when it comes to pain. at the very least some kind of splint is needed imho.|
|04-22-2014 11:39 PM|
One vet I went to said they thought Riley had a hairline fracture causing his limp. We went to an orthopedic vet and I was told the dog would not even be walking on it if it was fractured. It probably depends on the dog.
I hope the dog heals fast and just needs to rest her joints.
|04-22-2014 11:32 PM|
The larger bone acted as a natural splint so she could walk on it.
My vet has NEVER seen a break like this from a dog fight. He's seen dogs who were kicked by cows with less damage. The ER doc and the ortho were shocked too. So this is NOT a common occurrence. But since it happened to me, I know it's possible and I would rather have the xrays any day to make sure. She must have turned just right to cause that spiral fracture. The horizontal fracture at the top was caused by a bite by my shepherd. There were puncture marks on each side right at that break.
|04-22-2014 11:21 PM|
|BroncoK||trcy, I asked the vet about walks and she said yes and no see how she feels, but our normal vet wasn't in.....so I wanted to get someone with experience...really I know I don't sound like I know what I am talking about...I am still learning a lot about different dogs and really appreciate having you guys here to help out with personal experience and what not. I know medical can be one of those can't really tell things, but I do appreciate what you all have said!|
|04-22-2014 11:18 PM|
Wow Jax! That is intense!!! I will get a hold of my parents and let them know. Now I am worried!! Poor girl! I did take her for a walk....yeesh...I hope it's not shattered.....making her walk..... :/....I will get a hold of the vet tomorrow too.....
She is definitely here until they get back. She actually has a really bad eye wound that needs constant attention. From what my parents said it is not their first rodeo, but will be their last (they are going to find a new home for the younger one, the one my sister still has at my parents).
Thank you guys for getting back...Jax....really glad you replied!
|04-22-2014 11:13 PM|
|trcy||If it were me I would have the dog on crate rest until the joint could heal. However, I would have asked the vet what they suggested for the dog. My vet usually states crate rest for most things.|
|04-22-2014 11:08 PM|
Go back to the vet and ask for xrays.
|04-22-2014 09:47 PM|
2 females fighting? Definitely don't take the dog you have with home until the parents are there, be sure they are aware of the fight. If this is a first fight, this may be the start of a battle.
I have never had to deal with something like this, but if I heard 'loose joint', the dog is walking funny.... I would want xrays if for nothing else but my peace of mind. Again, that is just me with no experience behind it.
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