This little cutie pie is Bear, a 6-month-old Pomeranian.
If there is one thing we've learned about puppies and kittens, it is that they are fearless and adventurous, which can sometimes get them into a bit of trouble. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened with Bear.
Bear was playing on the couch, when she decided to pull a Superwoman move and jump off the tall couch–resulting in her leg breaking in two places! Bear's mom rushed her to the vet. Fortunately, with Bear's age, size, and how clean the fractures were, surgery was needed and would help get Bear back on her feet in no time.
According to the Pet Health Network, one may think that puppies are resilient and strong, but their bones are quite fragile. Our pups’ bones don’t reach their maximum strength until after puberty; when their bones are not as dense, the potential for fractures (or breaks) increases.
Signs that a puppy has fractured a bone may include:
If your puppy displays these symptoms, seek help from your veterinarian immediately, as symptoms can worsen as time passes.
Bear's mom tried finding ways to raise enough money for the surgery; savings, Care Credit, etc., but on a fixed income, she was not able to afford the whole procedure. She applied with Fur Kids Foundation, and we were happy to help her afford this emergency surgery for Bear.
Bear is going to have to contain her puppy energy for the next few weeks while her leg heals, and stop jumping off of furniture.
For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to make an appointment with your veterinarian.
Please note: Don’t think that your puppy’s developing bones mean that you shouldn’t play or exercise them. Just know what type of exercise and play is appropriate. Your veterinarian can help you determine this by considering the breed, age, weight, and overall health. Questions to ask your veterinarian about your puppy:
About Fur Kids Foundation
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