I accidently sat on my 9 year old Westie last night. I can't believe it happened but I didn't know she was in my recliner and sat on her for an instant. I weigh about 140 pounds so that's a lot of force on a 15 pound dog.
She immediately lifted her right rear leg, This morning we took her to an emergency vet and her thigh bone has popped out of the hip socket.
The doctor told me she will try to get it back in place this afternoon and if it doesn't pop out again she would be back to normal after a few weeks of healing.
If it does pop out again today or within the next couple of weeks, she said she will need surgery (as soon as tomorrow) and will take a couple of months before she's able to be on the leg again. She also said she will develop some arthritis over the years.
Has anyone had a similar experience?
How serious is the injury and operation?
Is there something else I can do or you would do differently?
Needless to say I am devastated even though it was unintentional.
Thanks in advance.