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Possible broken toe on puppy, wife thinks she stepped on his

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Possible broken toe on puppy, wife thinks she stepped on his paw, he is now limping and one of his toes feels as though it clicks when you feel it
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: No wound
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Freddie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Freddie?
Customer: No, he is a Whippet, just limping
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 9 months ago.

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

Expert:  Lisa replied 9 months ago.

How old is Freddie?

What kind of dog is he?

Does he put weight on that foot?

Does he act painful when you move that toe?

When did this happen?

Any swelling in the area?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Freddie is a 11 week Whippet, he does not like putting weight on the foot or touching his toe, it happened this morning.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No swelling
Expert:  Lisa replied 9 months ago.

Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

Of course it's impossible to know if this is a fracture or just a significant bruise without an x-ray, but since it's not swelling and will (but prefers not to) put weight on it makes me think it's just a bruise.

At this point, I think the best thing to do is to keep an eye on it. If he begins having swelling in that area, refuses to put weight on it, or if he seems to become more painful, then you should have your vet take a peek at it tomorrow, just to be safe.

I hope this helps