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So about 2 hours ago I heard Blitz in my bedroom doing the crazy air on the brain run like a crazy dog thing, then I hear her start screaming!! I run to my room, everyone else made it there before me, when I got there she was laying on the floor next to my hubby who also ran to check on her still screaming. As soon as she saw me she threw herself in my lap and burried her head in my chest and continued to scream. I swear it was like one of my human kids when they get hurt, she was literally hugging me, crying! Took her about 5 minutes to calm down, she got up, stood on her paw and fell down and cried a bit again. I found out when she was running by a wood bench thing I have in my room she clipped her paw on it (so hard she cracked the wood!) so I had her lay down for about 20 minutes, after that I could tell she's favoring it a but no longer crying or really limping (except one time I think she forgot and jumped up on it a let out one small whimper) now it's been a few hours and it's better but I can tell she's being cautious with it but I assume it's sore from hitting it so hard.

So my question is, I know dogs don't show pain like we do so I hope it's not more then she's letting on. Should I take her to have it looked at tonight, or wait and see if it's still bothering her in the morning?? As I type she's laying next to me on the sofa with her head in my lap snoozing so I would assume it can't hurt her that bad if she's sleeping.

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if she's doing better for now, you can wait until tomorrow to take her in her xrays. Shasta will bounce in and out of her crate and get her paw caught in the wire and scream for a few minutes and milk it for all its worth. Thats a GSD for ya. they do that haha. Obviously she's not too tramatized by it if she's snoozing. if she's still favoring it some in the morning, take her in.
 

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I would see how it is in the morning and if she is limping very badly I would take her in. As for tonite, since it was a wooden bench I would examine her paw and pad to make sure a splinter didnt get in there somewhere. Poor girl!!
 

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Poor girl! you can probably wait until tomorrow and see how she is. Good idea to check for a splinter.
 

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I would be more concern about a fracture if she actually broke the wood and was hurting that badly.
That's my concern too, the wood is a heavily sealed decorative piece so no splinters, but Ive never heard a dog cry that long before and even though she acting ok now I know dogs have endorphins to "shut off" pain, she was panting for a bit after which I know is stress and pain but she's not now, I guess I'll let her sleep tonight and take her in the morning (if it's not life threatening and she not in crazy pain right now, I would rather her see our vet instead of the er anyway)

Thanks everyone for the replies, stinks when these guys get hurt, really wish she could talk right now!
 

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That's my concern too, the wood is a heavily sealed decorative piece so no splinters, but Ive never heard a dog cry that long before and even though she acting ok now I know dogs have endorphins to "shut off" pain, she was panting for a bit after which I know is stress and pain but she's not now, I guess I'll let her sleep tonight and take her in the morning (if it's not life threatening and she not in crazy pain right now, I would rather her see our vet instead of the er anyway)

Thanks everyone for the replies, stinks when these guys get hurt, really wish she could talk right now!

if she could she'd be milking it for all its worth and then when you're not paying attention, she'd be cursing like a sailor at the furniture for reaching out and biting her.... from a distance she'd be yelling at it of course to avoid any further attacks by said furniture. Shasta hurt herself doing a flying leap off the couch at Riley before i could stop her the other night. She stayed on the other side of the room for a good twenty minutes just holding her paw up in the air all pathetic like and barking angrilly at the couch. It was pretty funny actually.
 

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Just a little update....Blitz was limping worse this morning and yelping a bit when she put her weight on it a certain way so I brought her in....she's on anti inflammatorys and if she's still limping tomorrow morning we will take some films (she has to be put under to do so)....poor baby!

This is the bench she hit with her wrist (or doggie equivalent of one) the light spot is the chunk missing!

 

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Poor baby! I hope she feels better soon---
 

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O NO.....hope she's better soon, hopefully she just stubbed her paw and has a bad bruise.
It never ends, Jake did a drive by bite on a picker bush taking a little hike today and he has a bloody tongue! YIKES! I haven't been able to get a good look inside his mouth yet....

Keep up posted!!!!!!
 

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O NO.....hope she's better soon, hopefully she just stubbed her paw and has a bad bruise.
It never ends, Jake did a drive by bite on a picker bush taking a little hike today and he has a bloody tongue! YIKES! I haven't been able to get a good look inside his mouth yet....

Keep up posted!!!!!!
A bloody tounge...ouch!! hope he feels better!! yesterday afternoon, a few hours before the bench accident she was tugging a toy and pulled one of her i teeth out (it's a puppy tooth anyway but I don't think it was ready) Anyway good thing I have marble floors and not carpet because there was blood EVERYWHERE!!!! She really wasn't having a good day yesterday!!
 

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don't wait. go to the Vet or E-Vet. your
dog hurt herself, what's there to wait for?
 

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don't wait. go to the Vet or E-Vet. your
dog hurt herself, what's there to wait for?
I did, I didn't go last night because she seemed fine with in 5 minutes but this morning she was limping again so I was there before they even opened...thank you for your concern though....
 

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CaseysGSD, i hope there's nothing seriously wrong
with your dog and i wish her a speedy recovery.

i'm not sure why people reccommend wait to go
to the Vet.
 

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Aww poor little girl!! I hope she's ok!! It's so horrible to hear them cry like that! My husband stepped on Brodys foot one time and he did the same thing...sat in my lap and cried! I wanted to stomp on my husbands foot for making Brody cry :) I know it was just an accident though! Tell her to make a speedy recovery so she can play with Brody soon!! Give her a hug for me! :hug:
 

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so sorry.....hope it's nothing serious. In my experience I've found (and my vet agrees) that german shepherds can be a little dramatic. A few years ago Buddy
landed wrong when catching a frisbee and cried so badly for quite some time. We thought he might have torn his ACL but anti-inflammatories and rest for 2 weeks and it was all better...hopefully that will be the case with your baby.

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Thanks for the support guys! Seems like the anti-inflammatories are doing their job because she seems to feel much better now, no yelping and only slightly favoring it.
 
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