Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

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Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Jodi » Tue May 03, 2005 9:07 pm

Tru and I had a fantastic class tonight until his last run over the dog walk. We are still using leashes in class, so when he ran over it, I was deperately trying to keep up, his leash got caught on a hook and he hit the end of it hard and fell off of the dog walk and his neck was snapped back and his leg was bent oddly, not a pretty site and I was scared. He got up quickly and the teacher came over and helped me work him over it a few times (and we treated a ton) so that he was not scared and he went over it pretty good, though not as fast.

Now we have been home a few hours and he is really favoring he rear right. I am resting him, but am really nervous about damage. We have a huge show (AKC conformation) coming up this weekend and I would hate to have to pull him, but I will if I need to.

Is there something I can do for him or give him to help in the healing process? I have a conformation class tomorrow, do you think I should rest him or go?

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Sally » Tue May 03, 2005 11:11 pm

Poor Tru. I have no advice for you, but I hope he feels better soon!

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Brenda » Wed May 04, 2005 3:10 am

Oh, dear, I hope he's okay. I'd let him stay home and rest a ton if he's still favoring it today. I hope he recovers quickly. Poor baby

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby yintzy » Wed May 04, 2005 4:45 am

I'm really sorry. I'd rest him up - crate rest if possible. If he's really in pain you can give him a buffered aspirin. There are other herbal things you can do for the pain too.

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Michelle » Wed May 04, 2005 5:14 am

Poor Tru! I hope he gets over it quickly.

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Mary » Wed May 04, 2005 6:25 am

Poor baby! Hopefully a little crate rest and some TLC will make him feel 100% better.

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby PaulaS » Wed May 04, 2005 9:20 am

Poor baby. I'd rest him, too. I hope he's ok.
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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Jodi » Wed May 04, 2005 10:35 am

How much buffered aspirin?

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Cathy » Wed May 04, 2005 10:41 am

I hope it's just a little soreness.

Maggie's vet said I can give her one whole regular strength buffered aspirin -- she's 76lbs. I don't know how big Tru is, but I would try a baby or low-dose strength one.

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Jodi » Wed May 04, 2005 10:45 am

he is 47lbs.....

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Panda » Wed May 04, 2005 10:56 am

A couple of months ago, after a really busy weekend MK suddenly went lame in the back end. I still don't know what caused it unless it was possibly just over exertion. But I was terrified. She couldn't even stand up from a sitting or lying position. We went to the vet and long story short ended up putting her on crate rest. She was better in no time.

I'm sorry to hear that Tru took a spill. Hopefully it's nothing serious and a little rest will have him well again in no time. It's always difficult to see our babies hurt but I think it is especially hard to see this kind of injury in dogs like Tru and MK. They are just so active and full of energy...it's hard to see them unable to be themselves when they aren't feeling well.

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby amyzon » Wed May 04, 2005 4:11 pm

Our trainer swears by arnica (homeopathic) for sprains and minor injuries. She says it helps the injury heal without camouflaging the pain, so the dog doesn't overdo it and aggravate or worsen the injury just because it feels better.

She uses Dolisos brand arnica montana pellets (30C strength); should be around in any health food store. She gives 2-3 pellets, two times a day. These are in a funky little blue bottle with a cap you depress to release the pellets one at a time. They are tiny, maybe 3 mm. at the most. Might be worth a try.

Poor Tru, hope he's back to normal soon! Doggone that dogwalk!

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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Sabine » Wed May 04, 2005 4:50 pm

arnica is excellent for that sort of thing.

it's a remedy my grandma always had ready, but i'm more accustomed to using it topically (e.g. as tincture or ointment) rather than internally.

in either form it helps with any kind of trauma, that's why it is highly recommended to be included in first aid kits. it does a great job helping with shock, regardless if in people or animals, and if used topically you can put it on pulled muscles, a sore back/neck, sprained ankles and so on.
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Re: Tru took a fall from the dogwalk in agility..

Postby Hill » Wed May 04, 2005 11:28 pm

Maybe add some ice to your regimine also... can't hurt! I would ice every 8-10 hours for 24 hours and then heat every 8-10 hours for a day or two and see if it helps at all!
Hopefully he will be good as new before his big show!!!


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