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My Dog Has Pulled or Sprained Their Ligaments in the Front Wrist / Carpal. What Should I Do?

My Dog Has Pulled or Sprained Their Ligaments in the Front Wrist / Carpal. What Should I Do?

You might have been on a walk with your dog, and now you're noticing that they're limping in their front leg. It's possible they've pulled or sprained a ligament in their front wrist or carpal.

Perhaps they've turned quickly while out on their walk, jumped off a high ground, or injured themselves while playing with another dog.

Next Steps

Pulled ligaments or sprains will be painful for your dog, but if you're careful and look after your dog with good management, your dog will make a full recovery. 

  1. Visit your vet immediately for a confirmed diagnosis.
  2. Limited your dog's activity immediately and increase rest - this will reduce further injury and start the healing process.
  3. Think about a carpal support wrap / bandage - this will help support the area, increase healing and reduce the chance of further injury. 
  4. Find Carpal Ligament wraps here 
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