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I am sorry to hear Princess has injured herself
It sounds like she is quite painful.
She will need strict rest for the next week or so. I think she really should visit a vet today to have a good exam. Likely she will be fine with some dog safe pain medication from your vet, but it would be good to have a thorough exam to rule out any major injuries. most commonly we see soft tissue injuries (muscle injuries), which will improve with rest and pain meds
How should i give her strict rest because she is usually running around all the time (even just now while limping) and tried to even jump around
She should be in a crate for now until she can get to the vet. Is she crate trained yet?
umm what do you mean by crate trained..?
Crate training is typically used for young puppies so they can learn to stay in a crate and sleep while you are not home. It also aids with potty training. So likely, she is not crate trained. Keeping her in a small playpen or bathroom may work as well to keep her from having too much activity
ohh, well yeah i guess she's crate trained..
what would you suggest could happen to her (in worse case scenario)
Worst case scenario is that there was some damage to a bone causing a small fracture. She likely would not be moving much if this was the case, however puppies are quite resilient.
could it be just a sprain then?
it could be. That would be best case scenario, and honestly the most likely here
okay, that's good to know.. roughly how long would she be able to recover from this
she will likely need about 5-7 days to fully recover
since she is a puppy, she will heal quickly
just make sure she is not able to do any jumping for the next week
should i still be able to let her out to roam around in the house?
I would try to keep her close to you. Don't let her go around the house without direct supervision at least for the next 3 days
okay, thank you so so much
you helped ALOT i am so much less worried right now
you are very welcome. I wish you the best with little Princess. I know it will be hard to keep her rested, but do your best.
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