We have only two experiences with broken bones.
One was an 8 week old pup that we had purchased.
The breeder rang us, VERY distraught with the news that she had accidently stepped on the pups leg and broken it.
Ah well.....accidents happen.
Within a month she was strong enough to send down, and as an adult you'd never know she ever broke it.
Healed very fast with just splinting.
The second dog was an adult that had just whelped a litter about a week earlier.
Tilly is her name....AKA "Silly Tilly"
Tilly was inside the house, naturally....taking care of her pups.
Darling Wife let her out in the morning with the other dogs for their morning poop & piddle run.
All the dogs came back....except Tilly.
DW went looking for her and found her looking rather sad and dejected holding one front leg up.
She took one look, and plopped her down in the bed where I was still sleeping. (Division of labour going as per usual)
Her leg was dangling. A clean break through both bones of the lower leg.
(Tibia & fibia???? to show my ignorance?) Only skin holding her paw on.
X-rays confirmed clean breaks with the bones not even pointing towards each other.
Looked like a need for external pinning etc.
Problem was... she had pups to take care of.
After much discussion, our vet suggested we just splint her until the pups were weaned.
Worst case scenario was felt to be the bones either wouldn't mend, or would mend crooked in which case she could re-break them and pin them properly later.
She made a splint from the case of a large syringe.
Tilly was just fine.
She raised her litter through to weaning, bashing any misbehaving ones up with her new cast.
Come the day we returned to the vet, a new x-ray showed the break was healing nicely.
The vet just said ..."Leave her" "She's doing fine"
Several weeks later the cast came off and she was as good as gold.
To this day, our vet still claims our BARF diet was 90% responsible for her fast recovery and uses Tilly as an example to other dog owners of why they should feed natural.
The recovery totally amazed her and broke all the rules.
Just to introduce the girl herself.....TAH DAH
SILLY TILLY (Complete with cast)
Now desexed and looking for a forever home btw....hint hint....
is this allowed?
Better ask a mod...bugger...I AM a mod.
Now who do I ask?