My suggestion would definately be to get this checked out with your vet tomorrow. Whikst I find that young puppies are really good at being 'drama queens' over minor injuries, usually they return to normal walking very quickly. Usually they are normal again inside 24 hours. To not want to use it properly says to me there is still some pain somewhere even if she is not yelping.
The vet will do a full examination and try and identify the source of the pain. Based on that exam, they will either advise on continued rest and provide you with pain relief for her, or recommend xrays.
Yes I suspect they will.
No problem. Let me know how you get on. I hope she is ok!
You would hope not but I gave seen these little dogs manage to get some quite nasty growth plate fractures from seemingly quite minor incidents. However the fact she is using it a little tiday is encouraging.
The bones in young animals grow from non-calcified areas at either end of the bone. Fractures through these are of concern as although they are rarely displaced (ie fragments in the wrong place) if they are damaged they can stop growth of the bone at that point.
It can be yes. It is often mote an issue in large breed dogs than small breed though, so she has that on her side.
In the meantime just keep her quiet as you have been. I would try and get a morning appointment tomorrow if you can, and take her in starved. Then they can xray the same day if they deem it necessary.
As I said, please let me know how she gets on. I have to go to work, but I will check back later if you have any other questions.
How did you gt on today?
great, glad to hear it. Hopefully just jarred it and will be 100% tomorrow then.
My pleasure. It is always nice to have follow up on cases both here and in the day job.