Broken bones, also known as fracture bones, can happen for a lot of reasons, such as road traffic accidents, falls or other injuries. In general, dogs can break the following bones: the femur, pelvis, skull, spine and jaw.
When your dog suffers a bone fracture, you will usually notice something sticking out through their skin (also known as open fractures), but in some cases, you can’t see anything so you have to pay attention to their behavior and notice if they have pain or discomfort (closed fractures).
Of course, all breeds are prone to fractures, but according to animal experts, toy breeds are more likely to have them because they have tiny fragile limbs.
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