Q. 10lb Chi. Got broken rib and puncture wound on Wed. Vet said may have a tear inside but not on xray. Tear??what to do?
AMANDA MILLER COOK
A. Keep an eye out for rapid or shallow breathing, swelling, change in mood, etc especially keeping an eye on the dog's stool. If it is black (or red), that could signal internal bleeding. Being under the vet's care is best at that point. As for right now, I would advise setting up a nice comfortable spot for your dog and keeping things low key and calm while the dog heals.