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How would I know if my dog has bruised or broken ribs

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How would I know if my dog has bruised or broken ribs
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Debbie replied 5 years ago.


It would be very difficult to know if his ribs are bruised. If the ribs were broken this would be easy to identify with an x-ray. Most of the time you can tell by feeling the area and sometimes they have difficulty breathing.


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