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How do you fix a dog's dislocated leg?

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You do absolutely nothing other than taking it to a vet.

You are not a veterinarian, you have no idea if it is actually dislocated.

The leg could be broken. The bone might have split. The socket could have cracked. And so on.

If you attempt to "fix" what seems to be a dislocated leg on your dog and it turns out to actually be a split bone, you could internally shred his veins with the sharp bone fragments and cause him to bleed to death in a matter of minutes.

Take the dog to a vet to be looked at professionally. The vet may need to do an x-ray.

The treatment options depend on where the dislocation is (top, knee or ankle), how it's dislocated and if there is any other bone damage. The dog may need surgery, the dog may need to be anaesthetised for his and the vet's safety, the dog may need to be shaved and have a numbing substance sprayed on his skin to freeze the nerves and so on.

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Since your animal is in pain, I would consult with a vet A.S.A.P. Only a professional can help. They will probably give your dog muscle relaxers or even "freeze" the joint with an injection in order to "fix" the joint. I always use the adage "If it was a child, what would I need my parent(you) to do?" Help your beloved pet. If you cannot afford this service, call around to other vets, make payment plans, offer a trade of some sort to a neighbor in exchange for a $$$ donation. Be creative and find ANY way to help your pet. Thanks
If your dogs leg is dislocated to him to an animal hospital immediately so he can get proper treatment.

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