But my dog has an injured leg and we can't afford to take her to the vet. Last night, she was wrestling with our other dog and since then has been limping around and is barely able to put weight on her right front leg. It's not swollen and she doesn't yelp or whimper when you touch it. She is able to stand on it somewhat, but she limps when she walks.
Is there anything I can do to treat this at home? I know the vet will charge us out the wazoo before he will even LOOK at her. Before everyone bashes me by saying things like "If it was your child, you'd find a way to pay for it!", we have insurance for our children and I've never been to an ER that will make you pay before they even examine you.
So anyway, is there something I can do for her at home? I will ignore any negative comments.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Mar. 5, 2011 in Pets
Answer by tnm786 at 10:42 AM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Mar. 5, 2011
I would make her a splint. Here's what I found online http://www.ehow.com/how_4499973_splint-dog-cat_s-broken-limb.html so she's not putting weight on it and it can heal. I completely understand about not being able to afford vet bills, so no bashing here.
Answer by scout_mom at 10:44 AM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by beyondhopes at 10:44 AM on Mar. 5, 2011
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Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:45 AM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 10:48 AM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by -AJ at 10:51 AM on Mar. 5, 2011
i am sorry your dog's leg is hurt- you can heat a towel in the dryer & massage his leg with it- that will help loosen his muscles up some-some people do not recommend this but, you can give him a Baby Aspirin for pain- i have a Chi/Yorkie & my vet told me i can give it to her- she has a Bad Leg & is on meds. but, some days are worse than others so, i add the asprin with it- Good Luck:)
Answer by daisyb at 10:52 AM on Mar. 5, 2011