London the 5-year-old mixed lab is an wannabe escape artist. One lazy winter day, she was getting nosy and decided that she needed to see what was going on down the street, so she planned her great escape. Unfortunately, her great escape resulted in a severely broken leg after her leg was caught in the fence she was trying to leap over.
Dealing with recent break of her own and learning how to live off of disability, London’s mom was now facing a very expensive surgery for her pup. She knew she couldn’t afford surgery to put the leg back together for London, but wasn’t sure if an amputation would give London a quality life.
After a long discussion with her vet, London’s mom felt that the best choice for the family and London was to amputate.
Broken legs in dogs are quite common. If you see any of the following signs or symptoms in your dog, be sure to take them to the vet right away:
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