I have a 6 month old shih tzu and i was playing fetch with him in my apartment. I threw his toy and as he was running back he kind of fell on his front right leg and just started welping and screaming. I immediately ran over to him and picked him up and he kept on doing it. As i am holding right now he seems to have calmed down but his leg is still hurting. How do i tell if its broken or sprained? He has done this before but after about 10-20 minutes of not playing he was fine.
He is just holding his paw in the air , i am holding him in my computer chair at the moment and he is laying down in my lap. I dont think it is broken , i believe he just sprained it and it scared him just would like to get some others opinions besides the obvious take him to the vet.
Sunday and no vets are open around the area.
edit: he is letting me touch his leg now and i dont feel anything out of the normal , good sign.