Puppy in pain- handhold please

(8 Posts)
catbus Sun 11-May-14 19:35:37

Crapsticks. Clover (10.5 weeks) was starting to muck about on dd's lap on sofa- she fell off onto her front leg and was crying sadsad
Couldn't weight bear so called out of hours vet- he called back and is in middle of field about to do a c section on a cow..
He's told us to keep her immobilised, obviously, and is due to phone back when he's done..
So worried she's broken her leg- it's a wooden floor sad

catbus Sun 11-May-14 19:39:45

Since being carried around by DH, she is now sleeping in her bed- stopped crying. She managed to weight bear whilst trying to settle herself in a comfy position.
I am hoping pups, like toddlers, are fairly rubbery boned at this age??
Poor little girl sad

MuttonCadet Sun 11-May-14 20:00:14

I hope she's okay, the vet will be calling soon I'm sure.

I do think they are fairly "bouncy" at that age, but even a broken leg can be set.

catbus Sun 11-May-14 20:04:25

Well despite us trying to keep her leg immobilised, she has awoken and walking about on it shock
She's limping slightly but not in any apparent pain- as in, she's not crying or yelping. Trying to jump up onto the bloody sofa confused
Arrrgghh!

MuttonCadet Sun 11-May-14 20:11:08

That's a good thing! grin

Lanabelle Sun 11-May-14 20:14:40

Don't think its broken - she wouldn't weight bear if it was. If it starts to swell quick just try and cool it down but try and keep her off it till the vet gets there (I know easier said than done)

moosemama Sun 11-May-14 20:23:41

Good to hear she's weightbearing again. Sounds like she's done something, but probably not a break.

My pup - now 11 months old - has had us convinced he'd broken a leg no fewer than three times in the last 8 months. hmm He screamed like a banshee and held is leg up every single time and each time there was no serious or long-term damage. Mind you he's a Lurcher and they're often known for being great big wusses.

Hope she's ok and the vet is able to give you some reassurance.

catbus Sun 11-May-14 21:34:34

Phew!
She's barely limping now smile
Vet said it was more likely she was shocked (but could be a slight sprain) and that when puppies do something like that for the first time, they often react like that..
Obviously we will keep an eye but we have vets on Weds anyway for second jabs.
Poor little mutt- the crying was awful. Hasn't put her off the sofa though, where she is currently spreadeagled grin

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