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broken leg help
my 9mo old tried to jump up on our new bed two days ago and didnt make it [the bed is way to tall for him] he normally just sits and whines and waits for me to pick him up, but he decided that he wanted up i guess, well long story short he hurt his leg. The first vet looked at the x-rays and said that it was not broken, well the next day after being on Metacam once a day he was still crying and favoring the leg way to much, so we went back and the orthopedic vet took a different view xray and saw that the ligament that holds the patella in place was pulled out and the growth plate attached to it was fractured....so now he is in a full back leg cast and on Tramadol for the pain. my questions are...
he was previously a free feeder, but wont eat on his own now, i am having to mix some warm rice in with his kibble to get him to eat it. He eats Wellness Puppy, how much should i give him in a day to make sure that he is eating enough?
he is also puppy pad trained, but the vet wants him either with me where i can keep him from moving or in a kennel if no one is home for the next minimum of 3 weeks. How often should i take him to his pad to see if he will use it? He peed on the bed last night when we were sleeping which is of course not like him at all but i understood because he couldnt get to the pad.
any advice or previous experience would be greatly appreciated, i am heartbroken that this has happened to him and just want to get though the next few weeks as pain free for him as possible. Thank You