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Hi everyone so just Sunday afternoon my little 18 month chihuahua mix broke her front right leg. I rushed her to the emergency vet and they said they did their best to align the bones and have put a splint on her. She is doing well, she was given pain meds and anti-inflammatory meds as well. She has been in her crate since coming home and will occasionally go outside for potty, but I am terrified of letting her do anything even move around in her bed.

The thing is a little over a year ago, May 2020, she broke her front left leg. It healed really well, she did not need surgery, and within 4-5 weeks was off the splint and doing great. Since then there were no other issues with that leg. My fear is that because she already broke her left leg and now her right one is broken that she will put all her weight on the previously broken leg and could re-injure it. My boyfriend says I am being too over protective of her and I should just let her do what she has to do and not jump at every instance that she tries to move around in her bed.

I'm wondering if anyone has gone through something like this before and can give me some advice or share your experience. She has her check up this coming Sunday so we will see how she is doing, but for now I am so scared of her doing something that will cause her left previously broken leg to suffer. For now, she just lays in her bed and sleeps, but the coming weeks are what scare me more since she will be off the meds and last time I remember her being very restless trying to run around even with the splint. Thank you!
 

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That's a reasonable concern! It sounds like you're doing the right thing for the moment, with restricting jumping and running around as much as possible. I would definitely talk to the vet about your concerns, and see if they agree that she's at risk for re-injury or if they can ease your worries. If she is at higher risk, they may be able to help you with suggestions for how to best restrict her movement, and which activities are okay for her to do. If you don't already have a crate or pen, it might be a good time to invest in one so that you know she can't leave the bed and get up to trouble when you're not able to watch her.
 
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