Flexor tendon contraction in pups is reasonably common and can be pretty upsetting for owners as the pups look “crippled”.
The good news is that the great majority can do very well indeed if the legs are splinted in extension. This stretches the flexor apparatus and give the extensor apparatus a chance to tighten up and restore a balance between flexion and extension.
We usually splint the affected leg(s) for a few days, then try them without the splints, and are prepared to replace the splints for a few days at a time until the problem sorts itself out.
27th September 2015