Help, I think my dog broke a bone in his foot...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by toddntiff, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. toddntiff

    toddntiff Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning my chocolate lab was fine, he went in and was laying down and the next thing I know he is limping incredible bad on his front right leg. When he's just standing still he holds it up. I inspected it thouroughly and don't see any redness, swelling, bites, open wounds, etc. I did a leg and foot check and he pulled it away when I touched his 3rd "toe" just behind the nail.
    What should I do? If I take him to the vet I know they'll want to x-ray him and what could they do for broken "toe"?? If I can take care of it at home I would much rather do that. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    if i were you..i would just watch him closely...if it dosent get any better in a day..bring him in...but my dogs have all had "mystery boo-boo's"...i just use my judgment..and watch them very closely....sometimes one will come in limping..and i say.."ooh great, another vet bill"..lol...but they turn out to be fine...the key is, to use your judgment,you know your dogs..follow your gut on it..[​IMG]..good luck..Wendy
     

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