If the dog's fracture is not serious, it is possible for the fracture to heal itself, but it will often be deformed. Severe fractures cannot be healed on their own. Dog fractures are usually accompanied by rupture of blood vessels, nerves, skin ruptures and other surrounding soft tissue injuries. Doctors are required to diagnose and treat, and it is best to carry out simple emergency treatment, and then send to the doctor.
What to do if the dog has a broken bone
Dog fractures are usually accompanied by soft tissue damage such as muscle rupture, blood vessel, nerve rupture, and even skin rupture, and even serious damage such as bone deformation, displacement, and bending, which cannot be healed by itself. And it will seriously affect the normal walking of the dog, so when the dog has a fracture, it should be treated urgently in situ, with a simple bandaging and hemostasis, and then fixed.
Emergency treatment for a broken dog
1. Wound hemostasis: If there is a wound, use a bandage, cloth strip, rope, etc. to stop the bleeding, rub iodine on the fracture site, and sprinkle iodoform sulfonamide powder on the wound.
2. Fixation: If the dog is found to be unable to move at the time of the fracture, you should find a large wooden board to move the dog parallel to the wooden board and send it to the doctor for inspection immediately. Do not move the fracture site, which may cause more serious misalignment.
3. Removal: 24 to 48 hours after the external fixation, check whether there is edema under the fixation. If there is swelling, it means that the bandage is too tight and should be re-wrapped; external fixation usually takes 45 to 60 days to remove the bandage, and the internal fixation is 180 days for X-ray examination. Later, the bone marrow needle or bone plate can be removed surgically.
How to care for a broken dog
1. Supplement nutrition: strengthen feeding management and nutrition, supplement vitamin A, vitamin D and feed the dog bone medicine, and take bone growth hormone, calcium tablets and cod liver oil, increase the supplement of meat and calcium, help bone healing, if Dogs with trauma should take medication as prescribed by the doctor to prevent infection.
2. Reduce activity: Whether external fixation or internal fixation, the movement of the affected dog should be restricted within 2 weeks after surgery. Rest and rest more, so as not to strain again and affect recovery. In the later stage, you can follow the veterinarian's advice and do some simple help to restore the action.
3. Get more sun: Allow your dog to get more sun to help bone recovery. You can hug your dog out in the sun in sunny weather to promote recovery.