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17
Sep

Help Your Dog Heal From a Swollen Ankle

Written by admin. Posted in Caps for horses, Horse cap, Horse neck covers

Our furry, four-legged friends are so active. They are always running and jumping. Their excitement and energy provide lasting joy. Unfortunately, sometimes they sustain an injury and this can be painful for both the dog and the owner. When a dog suffers from a swollen ankle, it is important to understand what that means and how to treat it. Here are some tips to consider if you find your puppy in this position.

Understanding Common Injuries

First off, let’s cover what is actually involved when a dog has a swollen ankle. It might be tempting to search “dog swollen ankle.” if you do, you may find that it most likely is caused by a strain or sprain. What is the difference? A strain is caused by injured tendons. Tendons connect muscles and bones. Strains can happen when the dog performs an exaggerated stretch and pushes it too far or does it too often. This kind of s