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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.