Petriage Clinical Insights

IMPORTANT: This article, which is provided for educational purposes only, is based on published veterinary data and decades of work with pets and pet parents. The information provided here is not designed to be comprehensive but to help you avoid the pitfalls of online misinformation and most importantly, to frame the conversation you should have with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian’s perspective may differ from what is expressed here. Always consult with your veterinarian.

Broken Bone

A broken bone in your pet may not always be obvious. Signs of a broken bone can include limping, pain when touched, or a refusal to move the affected area.


  • If you suspect a broken bone, minimize your pet's movement and stabilize the affected area. To stabilize, wrap the leg with a clean t-shirt or small blanket and secure using duct tape or packing tape. Bring your pet to the vet ASAP.