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how do i know if my puppy has a broken rib

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how do i know if my puppy has a broken rib?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Wally replied 8 years ago.

It would be hard to tell without an x-ray. However, a broken rib will heal on it's own without any interference. We no longer wrap up broken ribs.

 

Why do you think the dog has a broken rib? It is unusual unless the dog was kicked or had some other trauma. Are you concerned about pain?

 

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