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Broken Bone Treatment With Braselton GA VeterinarianBroken Bone Treatment With Braselton GA Veterinarian​

Broken bones are among the most common kinds of pet injury. As a pet owner, it’s important to be able to identify the signs of a broken bone and to know what to do in the event that you suspect your pet has a broken bone. At Animal Emergency Care of Braselton, we help pets with broken bones recover from their injuries. By providing quick treatment after an accident occurs, we help many pets make a full recovery.

How Broken Bones Occur

Broken bones can occur for a variety of reasons including:

  • Car accidents.
  • Impact from blunt object.
  • Fall from a high place.

Symptoms of a Broken Bone

Broken bones can be difficult to identify because these injuries can look the same as other types of injuries. Some of the most common indications that your pet has a broken bone include:

  • A broken bone protruding from the skin. This is the most obvious indication of a broken bone, but this symptom only occurs in very severe injuries.
  • Limping and whining. A pet who limps and whines may have a broken bone. If your pet limps but will put weight on the paw, this may be indicative of a less serious injury, like a sprain. If your pet refuses to put weight on his or her paws, this could be an indication of a broken bone.
  • Aggressive behavior. Pets who are injured may become uncharacteristically aggressive. This behavior is instinctive and stems from your pet’s need to protect the wounded area.

What to Do

If you believe that your pet has a broken bone, do not attempt to set the bone. Setting the bone is best done by a professional. Leave the wound (if there is one) alone. Do not put antiseptic or antibiotic on the area where the skin is broken. Instead, follow these procedures:

  • Muzzle the animal if he or she is being aggressive. This will enable you to help your pet without getting injured.
  • Wrap any open wound in gauze. This will help staunch the bleeding and will help prevent the wound from becoming contaminated.
  • Apply a splint. Roll up a newspaper or a towel and use it as a splint against your pet’s wound, then use gauze or clean strips of cotton material to hold the damaged leg against the splint. If your pet fights you when this happens, don’t try to force the leg into a splint. This may only make the problem worse.
  • Contact the veterinarian. Contact your pet’s veterinarian right away. Let the veterinarian know that you’ll be bringing your pet in for help.

Take Your pet to the Veterinarian in Braselton for Treatment

At Animal Emergency Care of Braselton, we help treat problems like broken bones in pets. To find out more about our services or to make an appointment, call us today at (470) 209-7222.