How to Tell if Your Dog Has a Broken Leg – Six Dog Broken Leg Symptoms

There is nothing worse than noticing
that your dog has hurt himself. The reality is that leg injuries in dogs
are pretty common. So how do you figure out if it’s
something more serious… like a broken leg? Look for visible trauma – such as exposed
bone, excessive blood, or the leg bent in an unusual position. Serious fractures
after an injury are often obvious and easy to spot. You should be concerned if your dog
starts to limp or is unwilling to bear weight on his leg. A dog that is suffering from a broken
leg will often lift it up due to the pain. A hurt dog will often refuse to
participate in normal activities even the fun stuff. If your dog is refusing to play, walk, or
go upstairs, this may be a sign of injury. Aggression often comes from fear and pain. A leg injury can often make an affectionate
dog growl or snap when when you come close. Just like people, dogs often cry when
they’re hurt. Howling and whimpering in dogs is
usually a telltale sign that something is wrong. A dog in pain will often refuse to eat or will isolate itself. A loss of appetite is not normal and can be indicative of injury. If your dog is showing any of
these six signs you should get him to a veterinarian as
soon as possible.

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  1. sundai clark says:

    my dog woken up crying and now she keeps throwing up ? and she has her tail down which she never put down till now also she wont walk on her leg

  2. PB DJ Slap My Ass says:

    My dog won't Lie down she will go up stairs and come up on the bed but she whimpered

  3. now or never says:

    ??? I am literally crying my dog shows all of these and her leg does look like she popped a bone cause I let her go outside to the bathroom and when I noticed she started whimpering and howling so hard I went for her fast and she didn't let me grab her I love her so much she means the world to me hopefully she will be ok I will try to take her to the vet plz guys wish me good luck well wish my dog good luck ??????

  4. now or never says:

    hi my name is Kira and i am so sorry for all of your dogs that r hurt or even died look guys dogs mean the world to me I care for them more then I care for myself and my dog right now is whimpering and crying and I feel so bad ??? I wish nothing but the best for all of u guys and all the dogs I will pray every day until my dog gets better and i hope u guys do the same and I hope it works let's just see hopefully it will ???????????? good luck! for everyone -Kira

  5. Cydnee Yacoub says:

    I was watching this and found it helpful… until I saw my puppy running up the stairs and poop in my room. He always would run back and fourth in the hallway after he would do his business upstairs. (He's obviously not supposed to). He was running around the house just a couple minutes after limping. He only limps when he walks though.

  6. Amrit Káuř says:

    I cannot understand whether my dog has broken her leg or her waist is broken.. how can I understand what has happened

  7. Menush Gongal says:

    i don't know what happend to my dog she some times walk in her back right leg sometimes doesn't if if i try to touch she come to bite

  8. Addison Burkett says:

    My dogs is limping and her tail is down ans she is not herself she was by a chair and did something and then started crying i do not know what happen to her i am very sad about it ??????

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  10. Sidharth Mehmi says:

    my dogs' leg is bent in the left wt can I do now mam???plzzz tell meeeee………??

  11. Weirdn3ss Tv says:

    help my dog is fractured from falling of the stairs cause of thunder. What could he eat for more health?

  12. Kristii Choxo says:

    I dropped my dog and I feel like I want to die since he limping he just lays their instead of running and their nearly 3 weeks old

  13. Crazy Cookie says:

    when Im carrying our dog and he is wiggling and I drop him and I start crying ??cause I touth he has a broken leg and My brother said the He's bone is break! but suddenly my mom tell the our puppies' leg is Ok!?

  14. Crazy Cookie says:

    I hope guys our dog is now better? And I feel so bad when I drop our puppy!

  15. AnimeKawaiiXx says:

    Guys Help Meee,My dog can't walk or even run today,She just sleeps and sleeps,but can't eat or even play,she likes warmer places,but she doesn't even cry or something when i try to touch on her leg that she cant use..Does she have muscle pain,or joint? and fever? ??

  16. Pl ox says:

    Yesterday my dog was hitted by drunk shithead using a wooden plank… My dog's lower spine is broken and will never be restored… Only time will tell… ?

  17. corrina haynes says:

    My 3 legged dog hurt his last back leg. He won't move, eat, or drink. He keeps on whimpering and the vet isn't open today but I'm taking him tomorrow? his tail is never down but now it is

  18. Bursurk says:

    Nigga I don't have money for surgery

  19. Alisha Kumpakha says:

    My puppy plays and eats but my puppy is unwilling to bear the weight.he was overexicted to eat egg n he hit himself ..what sud i do it broken ornot

  20. _Aedan_ _Richardson_ says:

    This isn the best way because my dog strains his leg a lot because he is super active so these aren’t the best way to do it

  21. Please don’t mock me I have autism says:

    Recently,while I was holding my dog,she jumped of and landed pretty hard,but it doesn’t seem like something serious.But now when she starts barking,she ends up whelping instead,as if she’s in pain.What would you say I should do?

  22. Don Tibursio says:

    My dogs leg is like a hiccup i guess because of the pain and shes crying can she die?

  23. Red Velvet says:

    My dog got into a fight with a bigger dog and hide behind something and we can’t get him out but treatment is like 1,000 and we don’t have that ???

  24. dragoh4t12 says:

    This video was pointless in telling where that your dog's leg was broken, because all of these things that talks about can apply to any dog injury. I know my dog is hurting. I want to know if it's a sprained leg or a broken leg. Both of them well elicit all of these responses

  25. Catty Catastrophe fnaf says:

    This morning our dogs were playing under my watch. My nine week old German Shepard puppy began to run up to me, but before she reached me my older dog ran into her, sending the puppy rolling. I ran up to the puppy, who was howling, and picked her up and rushed her inside. She try’s to play, but is limping pretty bad. She eats, let’s me examine her paws without issue, but I feel bad for her, and I think her paw or leg may be broken. She is whimpering a lot

  26. St Disha Seth says:

    My dog dislocated leg are not fix can you help

  27. Justin Kun says:

    My puppy just were playing.. But my puppy fight with my another dog ….my puppy cry and me and my mom go to hospital and medical my dog 🙁

  28. Puppy Ghost says:

    My dog fell from a chair..she is not bleeding..idk whether she is hurt..the dog was barking very sad..she's a puppy and idk what to do..she can still walk..

  29. Abby Hearne says:

    I found a dog outside my house it is raining and he is limping he has medical tags but no tag with owners #.
    He has been sitting on a deck by my house that you have to go up and down stairs I cannot get him down and I tried but he limps and whines animal control is not available here and I cannot take him in as my own because I don’t have enough money to do that I would absolutely love for him to be my pet but I would not be able to take care of him. 🙁 I feel so bad he was abandoned and hurt.

  30. Beautiful Troian says:

    Ok so my dog is shaking and crying and won’t step on it at all

  31. Ivy V says:

    My dog still wants to go upstairs and he struggles to walk

  32. Ivy V says:

    His is the back leg tho

  33. Cケイトリン says:

    Alright I have a problem my dog fell and is limping he can still put a little bit of pressure on it and he has been eating playing some what etc so I dont think it's broken. I THINK he pulled a muscle or somthing but I dont know. I cant take him to the vet for a few days cuz it's not open he didnt whimper at all when it happened I dont know what to do at this point.

  34. Wildheart Pitbull says:

    What about if a pup (around 5 weeks old) tries to get up and walk but can't and is yeloing everytime you touch it and cant jold it self up but is fine when it's laying on it's belly. Would it's leg be broken or weak (all its brother's and sister's can walk normal and it isn't the runt and i felt the leg that might be broken and it didn't feel broke but it was weeeker then it's other legs) any idea on what it could be?

  35. Player 4 says:

    I was walking past my old chihuahua we adopted and i always make sure to swing my legs away from her when i move past her. This time i did the same but i didnt feel my foot even touch her. Suddenly she began screaming and biting my foot. I think i broke her toes. cause she loves to follow me around the house anyways and i dont know what to do. We have no insurance and i dont make enough at staples to take her to the vet.

  36. KING SEAN21 says:

    My dog broke his leg and he was always cryingand it looked fine but my dog didnt i was like help my dog is dying

  37. Marcy's life says:

    My dog has a broken leg and he is my best friend ever and I love him so so so much I hope he will be ok 0?????????????????????????????????I love my dog so much

  38. Miss Papercut says:

    Nice video…. but the position of the dog in the aggression slide is actually a playful dog doing a “play bow”! ?

  39. Jod says:

    My dog lifts his back leg up, usually when he wakes up he keeps it in the air. He still runs on all 4 though, he runs and jumps he just doesn’t put weight on it sometimes :/

  40. Nanish Ortiz says:

    my puppy is hurt plz like for live ??

  41. Iliana heart says:

    I had thought my dog leg had been broken for a sec so I searched a way to find out if it actually was so I clicked on this video for some help and I’m sooo thankful that my dog didn’t have a broken❤️

  42. roguedbliss says:

    My dog hasn't eaten for 2 days now. He just sits on his mat beside my bed. I know somethin is wrong with him. 3 days before his poop wasn't that solid. last night he threw up blood. Right now he won't even drink water. I'm so scared of what will happen to him, he's been with us for 2 months but I love him so much. Someone please help me

  43. Persian Guitarman says:

    I was in a hurry to learn but this movie is slow I am out

  44. nba youngboar says:

    Sorry dog

  45. kim yoonseok says:

    My dogs leg is broken and we don't have money to go to vet

  46. Gucci Boi Savage says:

    Im not sure if this vid helped me. These are obvious sympstoms.

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