Originally Posted by Nancy
I feel your pain...When my Lola broke her leg it was a nightmare...they couldn't even cast her leg cause she was so tiny....they splinted it...it came off within in hrs ...Brought he back the put her out to re splint it....it came off a few days last ...brought her back...each time charging me $200...after the third time I said forget this crap...I bought a splint and vet wrap and just did it myself...we tried several different ways to splint and keep it on her leg...the best results I had was to tape the splint directly to her leg then vet wrap...I wouldn't recommend it but for us it worked....cause it caused some irritation on her leg..not very bad mind u but it kept the splint on her leg longer...We did this for 4 weeks...that and never letting her feet hit the floor only to use the pee pad...We carried her around as much as possible ...or she just stayed in a play pen but we had to watch her 24/7 cause she could get that splint off in a min or two...
Sorry if I missed it but how old is your pup ? The younger they are the less time they need to be in a cast...After 4 weeks of hell they xrayed it again and told us it was healed they were shocked..cause they actually made me sign off on holding them responsible if they leg didn't heal..they didn't want me treating her myself...but it was just getting to costly for me to take her back every few days let alone having her put out each time ...they wanted her to have surgery as well...cause they told us it would never heal...that was 4 yrs ago and she has never had a problem with her leg since..
Thanks so much for your insight! I'm glad it's not just Lily. She's about a year old, they said she'll have to wear it another month since she keeps hurting it when she gets it off.
I'm thinking of just keeping her in a play pen (trying to find one cheap) so I can see her most of the time and that way she isn't running around much since she's ALWAYS wiggling around.