XSpecial Hours: Due to road closures on Sunday, July 22nd, during the Rock n Roll Marathon, Metro Vet will open at 12 pm.

Due to road closures on Sunday, July 22nd, during the Rock n Roll Marathon, Metro Vet will open at 12 pm.


 

Pet Trauma

We Treat Pets That Have Suffered a Traumatic Injury

Unfortunately, accidents are a part of life not only for humans, but also for pets. When your pet experiences a traumatic injury, your first reaction may be to panic.  Instead, you should remain calm and seek professional help immediately.

If your pet has suffered from any of the following injuries, we can help provide the care he or she needs.

  • Automobile trauma—Even at nominal speeds, the impact of being struck by an automobile on your pet can result in critical injuries ranging from head trauma to broken bones.
  • Skin trauma—Wounds, abrasions, punctures, and even insect bites can lead to excessive loss of blood and serious infections if not quickly and properly treated.
  • Ocular trauma—Tree branches, furniture, and decorations are just some of the ways in which pets can receive scratches to their eyes. If left untreated, these can lead to infection and even corneal ulcers.
  • Torn nails—Pets often strike their nails while running and jumping, resulting in cracking and tears. While the injury is normally minor, it can be painful and lead to infection.

 

Results of traumatic injuries to pets may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fractures
  • Shock
  • Cuts, bruises, and lacerations
  • Brain and head injuries
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Respiratory problems

 

Prevention is the key.  While you certainly cannot prevent all accidents from happening, you can take certain steps to lessen their chances of occurring, such as:

  • Know your pet’s environment and remove any potential dangers
  • Regularly check your pet for injuries or abnormalities
  • Do not allow your pet to play with other animals without supervision
  • Use a leash at all times when you are walking your pet or are outside of a confined or fenced area

 

If your pet has suffered a traumatic injury, do not hesitate to  Call Us: (312) 757-7809.

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