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Sun, Mar 31, 2024

I believe my girl dog broke her leg bc it's very limp and she can't put no pressure on it I have no insurance for her n don't have the money to get her help she needs


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Injuries like this can occur from trauma such as falling from a height or being hit by a car, or even from less obvious events like landing awkwardly during play.

In this situation, it's crucial to restrict your dog's movement to prevent further injury. Create a comfortable space with bedding and ensure she remains as still as possible. You can use a makeshift splint to support the leg. This can be done by gently placing a rolled-up magazine or a piece of cardboard under the limb and securing it with bandages, but be careful not to wrap it too tightly as this can cut off circulation. Do not attempt to reset the leg or apply too much pressure.

Pain management is also important, but never give human pain medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen as they can be toxic to dogs.

Hydration and nutrition are essential, so ensure that food and water are within easy reach. If she's unable to get to her food or water bowls, you may need to assist her by bringing them closer.

Watch for signs of worsening condition such as swelling, an increase in pain, changes in skin color (especially blue or white), or a bad odor coming from the injured area, as these can indicate complications like infection or compromised blood flow. If you notice any of these signs, or if she seems lethargic, has difficulty breathing, or has a change in her level of consciousness, these are emergencies and she needs to be seen by a professional immediately.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.