How Long Does A Broken Rib On A Dog Take To Heal?


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James Parnell answered
How long does it take for a dog's broken ribs to heal?

Typically, it takes about six to eight weeks for a dog's broken rib to heal. However, it may still take a few more weeks after this for your dog to be completely back to normal.

Broken ribs are a very serious injury, and something that can cause multiple problems.

If your pet experiences this kind of injury, then this is how you should deal with it:

  • The first priority in this situation is to take your dog to see a vet as soon as possible. When you are taking it to the vet, you need to be careful to move the animal in the smoothest and most gentle possible way. This will avoid any further pain or injury.
  • You should muzzle your pet, to restrict it from aggravating the area.
  • You should take on board the advice that the vet has given you. If your dog still seems to be in pain, or not recovering from the injury, then it may have to be taken back to see the vet again.
CiRo S Profile
CiRo S answered
A vet should be able to do that, but in the meantime wrap up the dog's body tightly (but not too tight) and you have to prevent him moving too much.
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Anonymous answered
Our dog has two broken ribs- the vet said it would take six to eight weeks to heal, being very careful to limit the dog's activity during that time.

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