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    How do I tell if my dog's leg is injured?

    How do I tell if my dog's leg is injured?
    As I was coming into the house with my dog, the door closed on his leg, it didn't slam on it, but my dog let out a big yelp. After that, he didn't want to put much prssure on that leg.

    After the inital yelp, he has shown no signs of being in any kind of pain.

    He doesn't seem to have trouble walking. Although he tends to elevate the injured leg more than usual.

    I'm hoping that he just bruised the leg, and so thats why hes treating it differently. But I'm worried it could be sprained or broken.

    Here is a picture of the injured leg


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    Re: How do I tell if my dog's leg is injured?

    You need to take your dog to your vet or at the very least call your vet with your concerns. There is no way for anyone to diagnosis over the internet. Let us know how your dog is doing. Accidents do happen and I hope that it turns out to be a minor thing. Good luck.
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    Re: How do I tell if my dog's leg is injured?

    I'd put the dog on a leash and jog him in a large figure 8, and look for lameness. If he is weighting the leg normally with no limping, I'd say he is fine. If he is favoring the leg, then a vet visit would be wise. Also, keep an eye on it for swelling/bruising or tenderness to the touch. If you observe any of those, go to the vet.
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