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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. In most cases, no it will not heal on its own. In order for the fracture line to fuse together, it has to stay immobile. This would mean either wiring the jaw shut or surgery. If the fracture is not very displaced, it may have a small chance of healing on its own, but if it is broken in 2 places, that is not likely to be the case. Plus, if the jaw does try to heal on its own, it may not heal correctly. The only way to determine the best course of action would be to have your vet do an x-ray, but in most cases, surgery is the only option for proper healing. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Well, anything is possible. I have seen some dogs do some amazing stuff with injuries like this. If it is truly broken in 2 places, though, that will make it very difficult for her to eat. The prognosis without surgery would not be very good. Let me know if you have further concerns.