If you think your pet has a fractured bone, it can be difficult to properly help him or her if you re not prepared. A fractured bone can be as obvious if it is sticking out of your pet’s skin. However, if your dog is experiencing crying, limping, or swelling, these may be signs of a fractured bone. At East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic, our experienced team is here to help your pet when they experience a fractured bone. We use the latest technology and surgical techniques to provide the emergency pet care your dog or cat will need. Here is what you need to know if your pet ever experiences a fractured bone.
What to Do If Your Pet Has a Fractured Bone
There are two main types of fractures that pets experience. A compound fracture is when the wound exposes the bone, exposing the pet to a high risk of infection. A closed fracture is when the bone is broken without penetrating the skin. Both types of fractures are treated seriously by our team.
Your pet having a fractured bone can be a scary thing. The first thing to remember is to keep yourself calm to make the experience less stressful for your pet. Leave the affected area alone and absolutely never try to set the fracture yourself. Do not use any type of topical medication, such as an ointment or antiseptic cream, on the area. Your main goal should be focused on getting your pet to our clinic as soon as possible for proper treatment. Keep your pet warm on the way to our clinic to prevent him or her from going into shock. A muzzle may be needed to avoid your pet from lashing out.
How We Can Help
At our state-of-the-art clinic, our team will assess your pet to determine what type of fracture he or she is suffering from. Depending on the location and type of fracture, our team will take X-rays or a CT scan to assess the fractured bone and determine what type of treatment will be administered. If your animal has been through significant trauma, such as being hit by a car or falling several feet, we will address any life-threatening injuries first and foremost. Broken bones occur more commonly in dogs and cats than other animals. Our team’s main goal will be to administer the proper treatment, so your pet heals properly and regains the use of the affected area.
At East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic in Diamond Bar, CA, our team works diligently to provide your pet with high-quality veterinarian services when needed most. We offer a full range of services in addition to mending fractured bones, including treatment for heatstroke, snake and insect bites, seizure disorders, and more. Call today for an appointment or come whenever you need emergency services.