Dr. Phil Zeltzman’s Blog
Simone, a 1 year old Chihuahua, was relinquished to a rescue organization in New Jersey (www.facebook.com/SecondChancePetAdoptionLeague). Her story was nebulous, but it sounds like she sustained a 10 foot “fall” through a window. The story doesn’t say how…
That’s a pretty big fall for a 5 pound dog… Luckily, Simone’s only injury was a broken forearm (radius and ulna), just above the wrist.
The Animal Clinic of Morris Plains in NJ reached out to me to fix Simone.
To reinforce the repair even more, a splint was placed on the leg after surgery. Simone recovered smoothly from anesthesia and went to recover in her foster home.
After 2 months of strict confinement and TLC, Simone’s bone looked healed on X-rays.
It is now time to start to rehab Simone. This simply means that she will need to be walked longer and longer to rebuild muscle. Then she can start to live a happier life with her new family.
Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ, Fear Free Certified