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:
- Unwillingness to put any weight on the injured leg; often picking the leg up and walking as a tri-pod
- Refusing to play, walk or go up the stairs
- Unusually aggression from the dog when you attempt to touch the leg that may be broken
- Howlng or whimpering -- this is a solid sign of pain in a dog
- Refusing to eat or isolating themselves away from you or the family
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