We got our two Staffys a couple of weeks ago Ruby and Frodo, and Ruby broke her leg yesterday. I cannot begin to explain how heartbreaking it is to see her wiith her splint trying to get around.lt's her back leg (the knee got damaged, I think our equivalent to the patella). They are 16 weeks old now and a common Staffy injury apparently.
I saw a post on here about a Staffy with a broken leg a while ago but I can't find it now.
I was just wondering what do we do to occupy her safely. They sleep in seperate crates (thankfully). I gave her a bone today but am wondering is it okay for her to chew on that for a few hours a day (say at hourly intervals). We have had her out to have a laze in the garden but as much as she wants to have a play, she can't. I guess the more rest she has, the better the recovery (as with humans). Our garden is down some stairs and the area she likes to go to the loo in, means getting over rocks so we have to lift her up and down the stairs and up and down the rocks. It is just complicated by having two pups.
One of us will be here constantly for her 4 week recovery. It is just a few ideas of what to give her really. Plus, to avoid her gnawing on the bandage. We take them into the lounge in the evenings.
Today, I have had her in for rests in her crate intermittently and then just kept Frodo from knocking her while she has had a sniff around. I just feel so helpless and it hasn't helped for me to be crying my eyes out. Our hearts are just going out to her. Also, I am wondering what extra help ,food wise, we can give to help her mend. We feed her Royal Canin Junior.
I will appreciate every bit of help as we are still a bit too emotional to think straight.