What can I do to help ease off pain on my dogs leg until the morning?
Its 10pm, I dont have a car or really an access to one and no one will be home to take me until tomorrow morning. Regardless the nearest vet hospital is quite a way out.
Okay what happened: I let them out to use the restroom, came back in fifteen minutes and my smallest - shes a chihuahua mix - was sitting in the middle crying, with her left leg stilted up. I immediately went and picked her up, gently to avoid her leg. Brought her inside and checked her paw for any thorns or such and there wasnt any. I let her walk just in a small line so I can see where shes limping from. She'll walk on it but only for a very short amount of time. She obviously does her best to not put too much pressure. Felt around, careful not putting too much pressure on anything & none of her bones seem out of place and she can still bend her entire leg + paw. But of course I'm not a vet.
So my first thought was I can put it in a splint, i at least know how to do that, but of course I dont know if that would possibly make things worse.
SO MY QUESTION IS: Should I splint it or at the very least wrap it. Wrap and ice it or would just letting her lay down be the simplest way to go.
I just can kindly ask that only serious answers please. I'm not asking for a diagnosis, just a way to make her feel better until I CAN get her to an actual professional.