How Do I Treat A Puppy Paw Sprain?


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Hayley Clarke answered
The safest thing to do if you think your puppy has a paw sprain is to take your pet to the vet’s so that the injury can be properly diagnosed. Whether you decide to do this or not depends on how serious you think the injury is.

If your dog is only limping slightly, then you can probably help the healing process simply by helping reduce the amount of exertion your dog does. You can do this by not taking them on long walks, carrying them up and down stairs if necessary and not playing too hard with them. Don’t let them jump up and down as this might aggravate the problem.

If your dog is visibly in pain and growling or whining every time they put pressure on the injured foot, then the injury is probably sufficiently serious that you should visit the vet’s. If you do not take this step, then there is a risk that the paw will not heal properly and that your puppy will worsen the problem further by continuing to walk and run, putting pressure on the injured paw.

Compare your puppy’s injured paw with one of its other paws. From this you should be able to tell whether there is any significant swelling, bruising or cuts. Based on this, you should be able to work out how serious the problem is and whether it is necessary to take your puppy to the vets or not.

Aside from this, you can speed up the healing process by ensuring that your dog gets a good amount of glucosamine in its diet. Certain brands of dog food have added glucosamine, which is important for a dog’s joint health. Glucosamine dog chews are also available in some pet stores.
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KR- myopinions answered
You need to see your vet. You need to make sure it's a sprain as broken bones not cared for properly can cause serious infection and also lifetime problem's and degenerative diseases and your pup may benefit from some medication's to make him/her feel better as well. If it is a sprain your vet will tell you how to properly care for that as well (often similar to that of a minor break). You should go as soon as possible. Hope your baby is feeling better soon.
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My son was playing with our 4 month lil chigugua when my 3 year old son step on his paw and started crying like crazy and well its been 5 hrs and he crys when we touch his leg and he can't even step on it what can I do if I don't have money to take him to a vet?

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