The paws in the dog swell
Fracture of the paw a dog can happen at any age.
But close attention should be paid to puppies during the shift
teeth (8-9 months). If the dog did not receive enough
calcium in the period of its active growth, its lack necessarily
will affect the bone system.
For example, Yorkshire terriers are often broken in front
limbs with an unsuccessful jump from the couch. Therefore, along with
timely vitaminization, do not leave the puppy alone on
elevations, especially if he does not know how to jump.
-opened and closed
with and without bias
Signs of a fracture
swelling in the fracture site
-In the place of fracture, fever
-reflection-mobility of fragments
-the typical position of the limb
Treatment depending on the severity of the fracture, the decision is made on
the basis of X-ray study
-conservative (imposition of a langet for up to 6 weeks)
-operative (osteosynthesis - combining the fragments and fixing them with a special device through the spokes)
The paw is tied with a bandage to the collar so that for the first few days the dog does not attack it
Additionally, medication is prescribed
-Traumatin 0,5ml 1 / day -10 days
-Butorphanol 2-3 days for anesthesia
- Mumiye 1/4 tab 2 times / day - 14 days
- Katosal 0.5 ml p / km 1 time / day - 5 days
-In open fractures, the course of antibiotics is 4-5 days, to exclude the inflammatory process
- 7 days later remove the langetto for ventilation for 10-15 minutes to control the absence of decubitus, cure that the paw under the langette does not swell, otherwise slightly cut the bandage
-Vitamins with calcium
-the spicules are treated with a left-handed stick
After removing the langets must massage the paw to restore the former mobility. At first, the dog can jump out of the habit on three legs, but over time it will pass.