Main > broken toe, Can you do anything? (11 replies)
broken toe, Can you do anything?
by RellikMalinois on 25 July 2012 - 11:09
|A friend called me this morning saying his dog had broken her toe, it was out sideways. I am assuming like people there is not much you can do about it.. am i correct?|
by troublelinx on 25 July 2012 - 11:19
|How do you know it broken, may it only be dislocated?|
If the dog owners bone was broken would he/she go to the doctor?
by RellikMalinois on 25 July 2012 - 12:01
|i guess it could be dislocated. I have broken toes tons of times it comes with owning horses, doctors cant really do anything about it, so no i dont go to the doctor over a broken toe.|
by Hundmutter on 25 July 2012 - 12:40
|Well no I probably wouldn't go to a doctor if I broke a toe now, having broken two in the past - but it would seem|
crazy for any number of reasons not to get this dog checked out by a vet., even if there isn't a great deal they can
do about it - they can check out the dislocation possibility, advise on how much crate-rest might be needed, etc.
by Blitzen on 25 July 2012 - 12:56
|This must be one of the dumbest questions ever asked here. If the owner's toe were "out side ways" I doubt there would be any question that he would have a doctor take a look.|
by Hundmutter on 25 July 2012 - 13:38
|Yeah Blitzen come to think of it neither of my broken toes stuck out "sideways" LOL|
by Q Man on 25 July 2012 - 14:36
|If the toe is bent out sideways...then it needs to be looked at by a vet...X-rayed and maybe reset...but if nothing is done then this is the way it will stay and could cause more problems in the future...|
I understand trying to save money where possible...but sometimes it's necessary to spend some to have a problem corrected...
Yes...I'm sure you could leave the toe as it is...but the dog might be in pain and it might cause more of a problem later on...Depending on how bad it is and what the dog does...
I would suggest taking the dog in and having a vet look at it and like I said...probably have it x-rayed and probably reset...
by RellikMalinois on 25 July 2012 - 14:57
|Like I said it's a friends dog but I am forwarding your responses to the owner. Thankbyou|
by gagsd4 on 25 July 2012 - 15:03
|I have been told by a canine ortho specialist that broken toes can be pretty significant.... My dog still has issues 3 years after a broken toe. I did not go to a specialist at the time. Wish I had.|
by SitasMom on 31 July 2012 - 02:39
take dog to vet, have xray, if broken, it can be set and splinted, if dislocated it can be put back in place and splinted.......
by RellikMalinois on 01 August 2012 - 13:32
|Just an update he did take the dog to the vet it was badly broken and she will be splinted and kept on low activity for 6 weeks. Thanks everyone|
by jbbrbx on 02 August 2012 - 02:34
One of our young girls broke their toe and my vet took it off, she did fine after it healed.