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How to Wrap a Dog's Sprained Shoulder

By Sarah Arnette | Updated September 26, 2017

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Items you will need

  • Cotton padding

  • Combine roll

  • Elastic vet wrap

Just as a human can injure his shoulder, so can a dog. Wrapping the dog's shoulder and leg can immobilize the shoulder, assist in the healing process and reduce the pain level for the dog while you're transporting her to the veterinarian's office.

Place enough cotton padding between the dog's shoulder and the dog's elbow to prevent any contact between the elbow and the dog's body.

Carefully flex the injured leg so that the paw is close to the chest.

Beginning at the dog's chest, wrap the leg so that the combine bandage goes over the shoulder and behind the opposite leg. Wrap it this way three and a half times, securing the leg just above the paw.

Wrap the combine roll up and over the leg, securing it in place.

Use the Veterinarian wrap to secure the combine roll until a veterinarian can be reached.

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Writing since childhood for fun, Sarah Arnette has been writing professionally since 2008. She enjoys using the research knowledge gained through Penn-State college and Villa Maria Academy to write articles. She currently writes for Demand Studios and Hubpages, with creative works, which are a great joy for her, on other websites.