How long does it take for a pulled muscle to heal in a dog? Recovery of Muscle Tear in Dogs
Be prepared for a minimum recovery time frame of four to six weeks. The road to recovery for your pet must be a slow one. The prognosis is good, though sporting or working dogs may not recover to the level of ability present before the injury.
How do you treat a pulled muscle in a dog’s leg? Muscle tears are treated immediately with rest, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. Mild compression bandages can be used initially, depending on the affected muscle.
How do I know if my dog pulled a muscle? The first warning sign of strains or sprains may be that your dog starts to limp or is suddenly lame, meaning they can’t use their leg. If this lasts more than a day or so, or if it happens again and again, it’s time for a visit to the vet.
Can a dog recover from a pulled muscle? Generally, most dogs will readily heal from a pulled muscle with treatment and exercise restriction. Dogs with a torn cranial cruciate ligament that have it repaired surgically often fare better than those that don’t have the surgery.