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So yesterday morning my 4 1/2 month old wheaten Darby and I went for a walk. At one point she cut in front of me, ending with me stepping on her foot. She yelped, hobbled around for a second, then resumed the walk. I didn't think anything of it until this am - she couldn't even put weight on it.

To make a long story short, she has a broken toe on her right back leg. She is currently laying next to me, recovering from sedation.

My question - she has to participate in as little activity as necessary. I'm sure other owners have gone through similar situations (at least I hope!) and I was hoping for advice on how to keep a young pup from over using her hurt paw.

I feel awful about the whole situation and want her to recover asap, mostly because its my fault she has to go through this

Thanks everyone!
 

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Broken toes can be a pain to deal with. If Darby is being very energetic I would suggest a cone. Most people only think to use a cone to prevent a dog from biting or licking a wound, but I have found that it makes my dog a little sad and mopey and therefore more quiet than normal. Sure it's hard to see them sad but it's be better than re-injuring her toe.
 
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