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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about this accident with your little one. I'm going to be honest here and say that getting him to your vet for them to check him over here immediately is going to be the absolute best thing for him. They can evaluate him with a physical exam and then most likely take some x-rays. How do you know if there are internal injuries? An owner won't really be able to tell at home. A veterinarian can start to evaluate for them with that physical exam, x-rays and possibly blood work or an ultrasound based on what they are seeing. The pure fact that his leg is swollen says there is soft tissue and possible orthopedic injury there. He would greatly benefit from pain medications and antibiotics that they can get started as at least a minimal treatment course. He hopefully doesn't have serious injuries now, but bite wounds can become very serious if the infection gets worse.