If you are a pet parent, there are probably new things more terrifying than the thought of your cute cat or sweet dog being sick, seriously injured or in pain. Unfortunately, accidents and illness happen from time to time, and sometimes these events can be traumatic in nature. We’ve put together some information about pet trauma injury and what you should do if you are faced with one of these situations. Having this knowledge at the ready can help you “just in case” the worst occurs.
There are many different issues that could cause trauma to your pet. At Urgent Pet Care, we are here for you no matter the cause. Some of the most common causes we see at our practice include:
- Being hit by a car or other vehicle
- Wild or domestic animal attack
- Gunshot or other weapon wound
- Being hit, kicked or struck
- Major falls
- Jumping from a moving vehicle
- Car accidents (while riding in a vehicle)
- Stepping on a sharp object
- Multiple bee stings or insect bites
Some common signs of trauma include:
- Unexplained vomiting
- Apparent dizziness
- Unusual fatigue
- Whimpering or groaning
- Growling, hissing or acting afraid when you touch him or her.
The most important thing to do in case of pet injury is to obtain assistance quickly. If your pet is exhibiting any of the above signs of traumatic injury, every moment could make a difference in assuring your pets long-term health and comfort. If you can, bring your pet to an emergency clinic right away. The doctors on call can begin treatment right away and give you more information about what to expect.
If your pet is injured and you think there is a chance that he or she needs assistance, it is important to get care right away. Contact your emergency veterinarian in Omaha, NE—Urgent Pet Care. You can reach us at our Papillion office at 402-597-2911 or our Millard office at 402-991-9444. We are here 24/7 to help your pet!