Jumping jellybeans! We want you to meet Milo, a 5-year-old Toy Fox Terrier. If anyone has met a toy fox terrier before, you know they are very hyperactive!
One night Milo's mom left to run errands, and when she returned Milo was so excited to see her that he was jumping up and down to show his excitement. He was leaping into the air one moment, and then suddenly started to cry. Milo landed wrong and broke his leg.
According to Wag, dogs are no different than humans in that they can accidentally fracture a leg bone during times of exercise or play. Not all events lead to broken bones, or fractures; legs can also be dislocated or may have hairline fractures (small crack in the bone). If your dog has any of the signs below, bring him to the vet:
Milo's mom is a single mom doing everything she can for her family. This expense was so unexpected and beyond her financial means, so she applied with Fur Kids Foundation for help with Milo’s emergency veterinary care. We were more than happy to help.
Milo had surgery on his leg and is at home healing, hopefully he'll be a little calmer when jumping in the future!
If your pup has a broken leg, a veterinarian must assess the severity and location of the break. In the case of a serious trauma, there could be other critical issues that are not apparent such as internal bleeding or organ injury. No matter what is happening with your fur kid, at any stage of life, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to call your veterinarian sooner rather than later.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation or signing up to become a volunteer.