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Dog and Puppy First Aid: Fractures

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This is not meant as a substitute for veterinary care.
Always seek help from your vet after an emergency.

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What to Do

Muzzle and or cover the head of the pet.

Open fractures should be dressed with a wet dressing applied over the opening and bone.

If possible, the limb should be immobilized with a splint to prevent further injury.  – Any splint should extend past at least one joint above and one joint below the fracture site.

Carefully transport him to a veterinarian

What NOT to Do • If the splint is difficult to apply or the animal objects, do not attempt splinting.  • Never attempt to set or reduce a fracture or try to push a protruding bone back into position.