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I'm sorry I haven't been posting on other threads - it's been so busy with Tenzin.

Last night I took him out to go potty before bed, the door was open, but I thought Jofi was upstairs, behind the gate in the kitchen. Suddenly she came rushing down and I quickly went to close the front door. I didn't realise Tenzin had one of his front paws on the door step - near the hinge. He screamed for about 20 seconds. We inspected his paw carefully - pad, nails - there was no blood and nothing feels different than the other leg, also he made no reaction when we touched it, but since it happened he's got a limp. When he stands, he holds up the affected leg. It was about 1am last night when it happened so we put him in his crate to sleep and see if it was better this morning. It's now 7am and he's limping still - if anything it's more pronounced. We're going to take him to the vets as soon as possible - probably in a couple of hours (he slept through the night without making a sound). I feel like such a bad mummy :( - I really hope it's nothing too serious.
 

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OH Libby so sorry to hear this accident happened. let us know what the vet says and give Tenzin and extra hug from me and my doodle gang
 

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Hope Tenzin is alright. There is nothing worse than having an injured doodle baby. Why do these things always happen in the middle of the night :(
 

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Thanks for the well-wishes. We just returned from the vets. Tenzin had an x-ray and one of his toes is broken. It's a hairline fracture or a crack going right through - they couldn't tell - but the bone positioning is normal so there's no need to do anything - he's on pain-killers and the vet said to minimise his activity for the next 2-3 weeks. Hmmm that will be the hard bit.

I'm very sad this happened - it just makes things harder for him with his settling in, and it's not nice knowing he's in pain. I'm sure in a short time everything will be better again.

A couple of other things came up at the vets - firstly he has a slight heart murmur, which hopefully will correct itself by 5/6 months - secondly he has slightly in-turned lower canines, which run the risk of digging into his gums unless they correct - they should correct on their own when the new teeth come through. But if not, can dogs wear braces??! So all in all Tenzin will be getting lots of cuddles while he rests and recovers. After the incident last night, Jofi was very gentle to him, licking him and bringing him toys (instead of running off with the toys upstairs where she knows he can't get them!). She was also very pleased to see him when we got back from the vets.

We're going back to the vets tomorrow - our normal vet - as this was just an emergency appointment and we had a regular appointment booked already.
 

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So sorry to hear about Tenzin! :( I hope the vet visit goes well. We'll be thinking about you guys!

And you're not a bad mom at all! You're a FANTASTIC mom! :D It was just one of those random accidents that happens to all of us.
 

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It sounds like Jofi is getting attached to her little brother already...at least things are going well in that area. Hugs and Cuddles for a quick recovery Tenzin.
 

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I just saw your update- poor puppy! :( Hugs to all of you! And good girl, Jofi, for being such a sweet older sister! :D
 

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OWWIE!! Poor puppy!
I can understand how easy it is for things like this to happen.
OMG! I know the sound of that crying and screaming. It's so pathetic and they can't tell us what's going on!!
Lots of hugs coming your way.
 

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awwwh...poor puppy. I would use this time to work on some training with him. You can keep him on a leash with you at all times (which is sometimes good with a puppy and really work with him on simple commands (sit, down)...plus you can focus on potty training.

Is it possible he would be afraid of that door after this? I would walk through it with him right away...if he acts scared give him some treats for going through.

:( I hope he is better soon.
 

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Poor Tenzin. I hope he gets better soon. And Jofi sounds like she is getting attached to Tenzin. That is great to hear. Sorry that Tenzin isn't doing so well.
 

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secondly he has slightly in-turned lower canines, which run the risk of digging into his gums unless they correct - they should correct on their own when the new teeth come through. But if not, can dogs wear braces??!
this exact same thing happened for us with kumo. on our vet's recommendation, we opted to have the puppy (deciduous) canines extracted at the vet dentist, because at 11 weeks they were already starting to poke into the upper gums. the vet dentist said this is a common problem in breeds with long, narrow snouts like poodles. puppy teeth are a lot easier to extract than adult teeth, because they really don't have much of a root, they're designed to fall out, so it wasn't a major procedure.

then when kumo's adult teeth started to grow in, we were instructed to do "ball therapy" with him three times a day for at least 15 min. ball therapy consists of encouraging the dog to carry a large, hard rubber ball around in its mouth -- i kid you not, the vet dentist even gave us a scientific paper about it (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10863514). the idea is that when the adult teeth are first growing in, they aren't solidly in place, and the ball pushes on the canines so they shift and point outwards as they're growing in, rather than straight up towards the roof of the mouth. we never needed braces for kumo, fortunately he loved playing with the rubber ball and his teeth grew in perfectly normally.

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So sorry to hear about the little toe! But I wouldn't feel bad, it's just one of those freak accidents!

How sweet, that Jofi is being such a good big sister!!! That reallly is a wonderful thing to watch isn't it?

The tooth thing? It is real common... you can pull the baby tooth or leave it, depends on if it's keeping him from eating... whent he adult tooth grows in, it usually will correct itself... The ball therapy sounds very smart too, makes plenty of sense!
 

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OUCH! Poor little Tenzin. I can understand that you feel bad about it. Luckily it should heal quickly. It sounds like he is modifying his own behavior, eg limping, to keep off of it.

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Yikes! sorry for all you went through............
Try not to be too hard on yourself... :wink: :wink:
Things just happen..........We send our best wishes for a
speedy recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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aw poor lil guy. he'll bounce back soon - puppies always do. don't beat yourself up!
 
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