Would this break a dogs back??

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  1. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    So I am kind of confused and maybe a bit scared for the welfare of my MIL other dogs. She has one lab cross staff and two yorkshire terriers. One called Bengi and one called sammi

    Anyway she rang OH a few days ago and said that she had had to put bengi down because his back had been basicaly snapped in half her words. OH asked how and she said that he had fallen off the sofa. Surley It would take some force to snap a dogs back:cry:

    Does anyone know if this is likley:shrug:

    I'm not a vet but something is telling me that she is telling the whole truth

    xxx
     
  2. xkirstyx

    xkirstyx mummy to Jack and Emily

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    i wouldnt of thought so my dogs fall off the sofa all the time and are fine! xxx
     
  3. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    Im not a vet or anything but i dont think it would break a dogs back unless the dog fel with alot of force
     
  4. Squidge

    Squidge Mummy & WTT <3

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    I somehow can't see a dog falling off a sofa breaking it's back, sorry!

    :hugs:
     
  5. NickyT75

    NickyT75 RIP Sophie my angel

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    Dunno? sounds a bit dodgy...

    but maybe possible if it was an old dog & maybe it fell off the back of the sofa & landed awkwardly?? :shrug: (I have a Chihuahua and he always likes to be on the back of the sofa) xx
     
  6. Kitty23

    Kitty23 Mummy to Poppy and Noah

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    that poor dog! Sounds v dodgy to me, I think you need alot of force to break a back. xxx
     
  7. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    Glad Im not the only one
    xx
     
  8. NuKe

    NuKe mummy to 2 gorgeous girls

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    if it landed funny it could happen! one of mine has a bad back and we dont even allow him on the sofa/the bed etc.
     
  9. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Yeah and if it's an old dog it could have had brittle bones too.
     
  10. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    Depends how it fell, if it fell onto something. Its possible but seems unlikely.
     
  11. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Hmm its possible dependant on age and health like others have said hun, but definatley not a common occurance
     
  12. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    He has just turned two and seemed fine when I saw him. I dont know Maybe I'm just too suspicious
    xx
     
  13. Kimmer

    Kimmer Mummy to a beautiful baby

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    Hmm i'd say it's possible if it was an old dog that fell off a sofa backwards, maybe onto something. But a young dog... I would have my suspicions too. My dogs are always doing back flips off my bed and sofas, even my 11 year old has never hurt herself.
    I guess there's no way to find out if it's true though :shrug:
     
  14. saraendepity

    saraendepity Daisy's Mummy and TTC!

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    i have 2 yorkies and one is v old and she falls off my sofa/gets knocked over by my Labs quite often and she is fine????

    i suppose it could happen tho the dog would have to be very unlucky :cry: poor little thing :hugs:
     
  15. veganmum2be

    veganmum2be 1 Son two angels.

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    hmm it does sound dodgy. however my grans basset hound fell off the sofa in a very awkward way and we saw her fall, the way she fell made us think she must have seriously hurt herself or her back.
    i think it would be highly unlikely but i think its possible.
     
  16. coccyx

    coccyx Well-Known Member

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    why would she lie
     
  17. Joyzerelly

    Joyzerelly Mama to two darlings

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    He could have fallen badly, maybe twisted on landing. Especially if he's old or has weak bones. Some pedigree dogs have weaknesses you wouldn't expect because of inbreeding. Like miniature poodles who's knees slip out and alsations who's hip tend to dislocate...
     
  18. Joyzerelly

    Joyzerelly Mama to two darlings

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    When I was thinking of getting a chihuahua I read that they tend to break bones easily.
     
  19. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    The reason I think there may be more to it is because OH's Brother whos is 15 always torments the dog the lab/staff he used to hit all the time to the point where nathan cant gp near him because he hates him

    And bengi the dog in question when I was down there a few months ago used to cower from him
    xx
     
  20. coccyx

    coccyx Well-Known Member

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    oh dear how awful. Hmm I would have to say something
     

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