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Posted on 03-16-2018
Witnessing your animal sustain a bone fracture is understandably a stressful experience. Our Greensboro veterinarian team is standing by to provide emergency pet veterinary services during normal business hours, and can also confidently refer you to nearby emergency and trauma facilities who will take as good care of your pet as we will.
Dogs and cats can break their legs for a variety of reasons. Frank trauma, slips and falls, rough play, and exercise are common, but other causes can include the presence of underlying diseases making the bones weak.
You really can't know for sure the extent of your animal's injuries nor the exact diagnosis needed for your pet unless you bring him or her to an emergency vet in Greensboro, so if you notice any of the following symptoms, call West Market Animal Hospital immediately:
It's important to realize that when experiencing severe pain, even normally sweet animals can act "aggressively" and may attempt to bite or scratch helping hands. So, if you suspect your pet has sustained bone fracture, approach her cautiously.
Bring your animal to see us ASAP; we can diagnose the specific type of fracture with imaging studies and physical exams, provide any supportive medical care (e.g., pain medications, emergency surgery) and educate you on what to expect for your animal's recovery.
Our team is here for you if you're ever dealing with a pet emergency. Contact West Market Veterinary Hospital now at (336) 292-4753 to connect with a veterinarian in Greensboro and to learn about our comprehensive pet care services in North Carolina.
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