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Experience:  AAS Vet Tech. Bully breed rehab & Behavior modification
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My puppy ran in between my legs and accidentally stepped on

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My puppy ran in between my legs and accidentally stepped on him and now he will not apply any weight onto his back right leg. Anytime I touch his leg he yelps and cries in a loud scream. It sounds like it hurts really bad and I don't know what to do.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** is a 6 month old Keeshond
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Chief?
Customer: Just that he is crying really loud & that he carries his leg up and won't even try to put it down
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 month ago.

Hello! My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to help you with your dog today.

Expert:  Lisa replied 1 month ago.

Do you notice any swelling at all?

When did this happen?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
There is no swelling. He just won't apply any pressure and screams when. I touch it
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It happened at about 8am this morning
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 month ago.

Okay...great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

Since it happened several hours ago and he's still acting really painful, I absolutely think that the best thing to do is to have him seen by a vet for a quick x-ray.

Even if the leg isn't fractured (and to be honest, I'm a little worried it may be) they'll get him on some pain medication to help keep him comfortable until it heals.

I hope it's just a sprain, but getting it seen is going to give you the best outcome.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Lisa replied 1 month ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?