Oops, Your Dog Broke His Leg… Now What?

dog broke legA broken bone is no fun whether you are human or a canine. Luckily for your dog, Poulsbo Animal Clinic is here to help when the going gets rough. Hopefully you never find yourself in this unfortunate situation, but if your dog broke his leg, give us a call so we can get your pet on the mend fast.

Fractures in Pets

Dogs and cats have long bones in their forelimbs and rear limbs that are analogous to your arms and legs. Just as in humans, fractures sometimes happen. They can be as a result of a traumatic force (think getting hit by a car), an abnormal stress (such as getting a leg caught when jumping down from something), or a disease process such as a bone tumor.

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Is It A Pet Emergency?

Knowing whether or not to bring your pet in for emergency services is one of the more difficult decisions a pet owner can face.

Sometimes it’s obvious that your pet needs to be seen immediately, but other times the signs of illness or injury can be subtle and confusing. When it comes to our pets, it’s important to understand what constitutes a pet emergency so that we can get our pets the help they need as soon as possible.

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Pet Wellness: Preventive Care for Your Best Pal

pet wellnessThere are plenty of obstacles that can prevent pet owners from bringing their pets to the veterinarian for regular wellness checkups. For some, finances are the major concern, while others might only bring their pets in when an illness or injury crops up. Many owners simply don’t want to struggle with pets who are fearful of the vet’s office or resistant to car travel.

Regardless of the struggles involved, making a commitment to regular pet wellness is always in your pet’s, and your, best interest! The annual physical exam is one of the greatest investments you can make in your pet’s future. Taking care of his or her health and wellness now will help to ensure that your best pal is by your side for years to come.

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