Leg Fractures

Treatment when an Italian Greyhound has a leg fracture

Treatment when an Italian Greyhound has a leg fracture

When an Italian Greyhound fractures a leg, X-rays or a CT scan are performed to assess the broken bone and plan the treatment.  Many Vets will refer you to an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Specialist Referral Hospital.  They will however, give your IG sedation, painkilling treatment and apply a support bandage to prevent further damage and make your dog …

If you suspect your Italian Greyhound has a leg fracture

If you suspect your Italian Greyhound has a leg fracture

It is vital that a Veterinary surgeon is consulted for a fracture or if you suspect a fracture, if not immediately obvious. Generally if an IG fractures its leg(s) it is usually the fore limb(s) or front leg.  You will hear a blood-curdling scream as the dog feels intense pain.  Commonly the lower part of the …

Tips to reduce the risk of leg fractures with Italian Greyhound puppies

Tips to reduce the risk of leg fractures with Italian Greyhound puppies

Italian Greyhound puppies in particular are incredibly lively and care needs to be taken to ensure they don’t damage their limbs.  Having long slim legs, compared to their body mass and their desire to run and jump can make them more vulnerable to leg fractures.  Adults too can have accidents, which result in leg fractures. Bones provide …