My dog is having discomfort with a recently fitted cast for a fractured leg. …

My dog is having discomfort with a recently fitted cast for a fractured leg. Should I increase his pain medication? What do you recommend? Thanks, George

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello George, Thank you for your question. Without knowing the nature, location, or age of your fracture I would urge you to call the veterinarian who placed the cast and ask them directly. MANY pets with new casts have swelling, infection, or irritation because of the cast and/or the fracture. I ALWAYS tell my clients with a cast to come see me the minute they think there is a problem. Casts in themselves can cause problems. Like rubbing on the skin and causing a sore. These can be very painful and damaging to the skin. Also, unfortunately sometimes a cast… Read more »