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Posted on 03-16-2018

Our Greensboro Veterinarian Team Offers Emergency Care for Dogs, Cats & Other Animals

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.

Dog with a cast on for his broken leg.

Signs & Symptoms of a Bone Fracture

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:

  • Limping, holding the leg up, and/or inability to walk or move
  • Swelling, audible noise, and/or bleeding and bruising in the affected limb
  • Distressful vocalization (whining)

What to Do If Your Pet Sustains a Broken Bone

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. 

Do You Need a Veterinarian in Greensboro Who Can Help You If Your Pet has a Broken Bone? Call West Market Veterinary Hospital Now

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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