Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Possible dislocated shoulder in Husky puppy
I believe my husky pup has dislocated his front right leg at the shoulder. He is trying not to put weight on it and the shoulder looks out of place especially compared to the other side. Also he does not act like he is in pain when i touch it or try to  What is the next course of action? He has a vet appointment in a week does he need to go asap? What can i do for the dog immediately?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Also how can I tell if it is really dislocated?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
172023 tn?1334675884
You will have to take your dog to the vet.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
172023 tn?1334675884
If he's not putting much weight on it, its either because he can't, or he is in pain and won't.  Dogs sometimes don't show a lot of pain.

Lets put it another way; if you thought you had a dislocated shoulder and couldn't use your arm very well, would you go to a doctor now, or wait a week?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
82861 tn?1333457511
Do not wait.  If it truly is dislocated, the faster it is reduced, the easier and less traumatic it will be to the soft tissue.  The longer you wait, the more likely he'll need surgery to reset it properly because the tissue swells so much over time making it impossible to reduce manually.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dogs Community Resources