Meet Princess, a 10-month-old Chiweenie (a mix between a Dachshund and Chihuahua).
We all know that puppies love to play, and they often get a tad crazy while they are playing! And, for little Princess, that is quite true, even though she is smaller than most pups her age.
Recently, Princess was playing a little too hard, and fell—unfortunately, she also hurt her leg.
Her mom had been laid off due to COVID-19, so she watched Princess for a few days hoping she would get better. But, the limping became worse, and she knew that Princess had to be seen by a vet.
During her examination, the vet discovered that Princess had a slight fracture (break) in her leg. The vet suggested that a splint and restricted activity would help Princess recover.
According to Pet Health Network, puppies bones are quite fragile.
Dogs’ bones reach maximum strength after puberty. Less dense bones, accordingly, mean more potential for fractures.
While Princess was at the vet, her mom applied to Fur Kids Foundation for emergency veterinary assistance, and we were happy to help. Now her mom is keeping a close eye on Princess, and Princess is expected to make a full recovery.
It’s very important to exercise and play with your puppy—for both their mental and physical health—but please be aware of what kind of exercise is appropriate for their age and size. Your veterinarian can help you determine this during a puppy visit where vaccinations will also likely be discussed.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to visit or call your veterinarian—they are the best resource for your pet’s overall health and well-being.
About Fur Kids Foundation
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 via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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