A Quick Guide To Care Of Pup Play Injuries

first aid for joint injuries

Hey Pups! Today I wanted to cover some quick first aid tips as well as important signs you may need to see a doctor after a pup play related joint injury.

Puppy play can be rough at times and falling onto a joint the wrong way is easy to do. If you have sustained a sprain or joint injury the key to first aid it RICE:

R- Rest the joint
I – Apply Ice to the joint. 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off. This is great for pain and swelling
C – Compression. A firm bandage or neoprene compression support can help reduce pain and swelling
E – Elevate the joint to help reduce swelling

Important signs you may require to see a doctor are:

  • Significant swelling
  • Increasing or severe pain
  • Inability to put weight though the joint
  • A history of bone issues or other medical problems. (ie Truvada™ use can be associated with increased risk of broken bones)
  • If you have any concerns or worries that the injury is not improving.

Remember it will never harm to get an evaluation from a medical professional.

Hugs and tugs,

Gpup Alpha

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