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i was gone and my dog was at home with my boyfriend...he said she was hurt. she tried to jump up on the bed and got her paw or toenail stuck in the metal bed frame. then she fell and it came loose. she was hiding under the bed when i got here...she couldnt get up so i had him lift up the bed...her paw was bloody and it looked like one nail was loose...then a few min later i noticed a gouge about the size of a pencil eraser on her knee or hip i cant tell...anyways the corners of the bed are capped so i cant find anything sharp...i was wondering if she could have broken it and it came through the skin....please help me
 

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try to keep her as still as possible and get her to the vet! Knee problems in small dogs are common. They can get them from falling or jumping down from high places etc.
 

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ouch... ouch... ouch..

If you have an emergency vet in your town, I'd take her. If she's seriously hurt, you don't want her sitting there all night in pain. If you don't have an ER vet, I'd take her in first thing in the morning... also, you can call your vet's office now and sometimes, they'll have a recording, giving you a number to call in case of emergencies.
 

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i called the emergency vet

he said wait until morning...i feel so bad for her she is just laying on a pillow on my lap, she is so quit and still...it sucks cuz i have no money to take her to the vet
 

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I am so sorry about your little one's accident...I hope she is doing ok...just interested..did the the er vet not want to see you because of your financial situation ?
 

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No, I think he was just being lazy, cuz we didnt even talk about cost. My boyfriend is on his way to get his check so we can take her. I dont think her leg is broken but i am almost positive her foot is. She just has this mysterious gouge about the size of a pencil eraser on her knee...I thought maybe a broken bone had pierced the skin. But it isnt swollen and she doesnt seem to be in as much pain this morning. I think my boyfriend accidentally caught her with the door and doesnt want to tell me. :evil: :cry: :cry:
 

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hopefully she isn't hurt to bad...if you are having money problems, be up front with the vet...they usually will work out a plan so the animal can get treated ...I was at my vets awhile a go and a young woman came in and hadn't had her dogs shots done, spaying was overdue etc...when she told the vet the reason she hadn't had these things done, he immediately agreed to do everything and she could make payments...I think he thought it was more important that the dog was fully protected then getting the money up front. Keep us posted on your little ones condition.
 

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Learn to save a little to keep on hand for emergencies. Anything can happen when you own an animal and none of its cheap!

I hope your baby is ok!
 

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Learn to save a little to keep on hand for emergencies. Anything can happen when you own an animal and none of its cheap!

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I understand your opinion on this situation especially since we don't really know each other. And not that i am looking for sympathy or attention but right now money is really really tight...we just ate the last bit of food in the house. I know that it is my responsibility to care for Missy which is why I am borrowing the money to take her. The unfortunate thing is that my boyfriend can't really afford to pay it. But i just keep praying and trusting that if i do everything i can God will take care of the rest. I appreciate everyones concern so does Lil Missy. I will keep you guys posted. Oh yeah does anyone have pet insurance? If so do you like it, is it worth it? thanks again :wave:
 

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I have pet insurance on both mine. We get it from VPI (http://www.petinsurance.com).

It's a bit costly if your pet doesn't have a major problem during the year, but if he does (hurt his leg... or with Cooper's knee surgery), it's well worth it. I pay about $27/month for each of mine - that includes a multiple pet discount. I also have the cancer benefits and routine care benies. You can do a free quote online at their site to see how much it would cost you.

The way it works is I take them to the vet, pay for the service then send in the claim. Most times, I get about 75% back and they are quick to send - usually, it takes about 2 weeks from the time they get it until you get the check. Some vets will file for you but mine isn't one of them.

You can also take your pet to any vet you want - they cover everything. Sometimes, I think how expensive it is, paying $50-60 a month for pet insurance but when Cooper had his knee surgery and OmaKitty had her cardiology problems, I was happy to have it.
 

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missjess83 said:
No, I think he was just being lazy, cuz we didnt even talk about cost. My boyfriend is on his way to get his check so we can take her. I dont think her leg is broken but i am almost positive her foot is. She just has this mysterious gouge about the size of a pencil eraser on her knee...I thought maybe a broken bone had pierced the skin. But it isnt swollen and she doesnt seem to be in as much pain this morning. I think my boyfriend accidentally caught her with the door and doesnt want to tell me. :evil: :cry: :cry:
If I thought my bf or anyone else hurt my dog and refused to own up to it, that person would no longer be in my life. :evil:

I know I will catch some flack for this and maybe I deserve it but here goes... owning a dog is a big responsibility, particularly a small dog because (as you know) they are more prone to injury due to their size. What made you think it was a good idea to get a dog if you can't afford to relieve its pain when it gets injured? I'd go without food or anything else before I'd allow Lily to suffer.

Now you can all jump on me for being so mean and rude. I'm sorry but I can't stand to think of this little dog suffering due to human folly.
 

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Now you can all jump on me for being so mean and rude. I'm sorry but I can't stand to think of this little dog suffering due to human folly.
I'm jumping on you but I'm getting on the bandwagon with you. I have bad aim.

In cases of serious and some not-so-serious injuries, the doctor needs to know exactly what happened if anyone was there to properly diagnose the problem. Witholding evidence and information not only is plain rude but it could also mean the difference between a proper diagnosis and weeks of figuring out what the problem is.
 

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I know I will catch some flack for this and maybe I deserve it but here goes... owning a dog is a big responsibility, particularly a small dog because (as you know) they are more prone to injury due to their size. What made you think it was a good idea to get a dog if you can't afford to relieve its pain when it gets injured? I'd go without food or anything else before I'd allow Lily to suffer.

Now you can all jump on me for being so mean and rude. I'm sorry but I can't stand to think of this little dog suffering due to human folly.
I agree with you wholeheartedly...I found Missy on the streets which is where i was at the time too. I drove right past her but couldnt keep going she was gonna die if i let her keep walking. I knew i couldn't keep her because i was living in my car and could barely feed myself. I put up fliers and walked all around the neighborhood trying to find her owners, no luck. So I took her to the SPCA...they told me their manager was on vacation come back in two weeks. My mom ended up giving her to some family when i wasnt looking...they called us back and said they were going on vacation and couldnt keep her. Everyone around me said go tie her to a pole someone will take her. How disgusting is that!!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes i think i love animals more than people. I know that i love Missy more than anything!!! So I understand your anger and outrage at the situation.

The only reason i thought maybe my bf had lied about what happened was there was unexplainable puncture wound on her knee...so it was either the door. Or worse yet her broken bone had punctured the skin...in which case his story made sense.

Now for the bad news :cry: :cry: I just got back from the vet...her femur snapped at the joint and can only be repaired by surgury ($2000) or amputation. I will do whatever it takes to get the surgury. I know
God will meet me in the middle. Please pray for Little Missy she needs it. And know that I love her and care for her more than anything.
 

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how horrible!! I'm so sorry to hear that. :(

I hope your vet will work with you so she can have the surgery. Poor little girl... how's she doing right now?
 

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I'm really sorry for your situation and sorrier still for poor Missy. I know she's a lot better off with you than with some less caring relatives and certainly better than being tied to a pole.

I pray that God meets you halfway because I believe your heart is in the right place and that you love your little girl. Hopefully the vet will work with you to see she gets the relief and care she needs.

I sincerely wish you all the best. :wave:
 

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She is pretty drugged up. I hate it. We are going to have to take her to a surgical specialist in Sacramento. The gave us an application for Care Credit, a credit card and we just got approved for $500 dollars so we are a quarter of the way there. I know we can do it...I don't have a choice...I am going to go empty my storage tomorrow and take all the stuff to my grandmas garage sale...there is probably another 500 dollars right there. I also have a car for sale it overheats but I have several people interested in it for another 400 dollars and thats 1400/2000. I am going to ask my uncle if i can borrow the rest from him, i think he will let me. For Missy's sake. I will sell the clothes off my back to save her little precious leg...She is my world...she saved me and I saved her...now i have to save her leg...she is counting on me and i wont let her down!!!!!!!!! thank you guys so much for your concern...it has really helped me through all of this. i KNOW i couldnt have done it without you.
 

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She is pretty drugged up. I hate it. We are going to have to take her to a surgical specialist in Sacramento. The gave us an application for Care Credit, a credit card and we just got approved for $500 dollars so we are a quarter of the way there. I know we can do it...I don't have a choice...I am going to go empty my storage tomorrow and take all the stuff to my grandmas garage sale...there is probably another 500 dollars right there. I also have a car for sale it overheats but I have several people interested in it for another 400 dollars and thats 1400/2000. I am going to ask my uncle if i can borrow the rest from him, i think he will let me. For Missy's sake. I will sell the clothes off my back to save her little precious leg...She is my world...she saved me and I saved her...now i have to save her leg...she is counting on me and i wont let her down!!!!!!!!! thank you guys so much for your concern...it has really helped me through all of this. i KNOW i couldnt have done it without you.
Good for you that little girl will give you sooo much love :) She is very much worth it !! I'm saying a prayer that you get a blessing to help :)
 

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God bless you. You may not be rich in money and material things but you are truly rich in everything that counts. I will pray for you and your beloved little Missy. :wave:
 
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