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Managing an existing wound or injury either immediately or helping the pet cope over time, and methods of prevention.

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My 9 month old kitten has a small injury on her back and a bit of a limp

So today Pip came inside today after being out in the garden, and clearly had a bit of a limp and was struggling to jump. I found a matted part of her fur and underneath it there is definitely some ...
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HELP!!! is my leopard geckos tail infected?

My leopard gecko recently got attacked by my cat. she was left with a scratch on her back and she dropped her tail. the wound on her back is healing good as far as i can tell but the wound from losing ...
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Abrasion on my kitten back [closed]

just notice this tonight doesn't seem to be in pain eating good and playing with my other cat just find.
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Feral Kitten With An Injury

So there's a family of kittens that has been living in my yard for a few months now. I've been feeding them daily and they recognize me, but they won't let me touch them or get too close. Last week I ...
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Why is this chicken getting sores on here face?

We noticed that one of our chickens is getting pretty nasty looking sores on her face (photos below). Does anyone have any idea what could be causing them? For background: we live in the high desert, ...
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Cat fell off 4th story balcony

So the day before yesterday at around 8 am my cat fell off the balcony. He got a piece of the third floor's balcony on his way down but wasn't able to catch himself. He had a bit of blood out his nose ...
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A cat with a broken leg: What will happen if it is not surgically treated? [duplicate]

My 11-month-old cat has a broken pelvis and tibia in her back paw (see photo). According to the information I received, the pelvic bone may heal on its own, but the leg bone will most likely require ...
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Dog leg hyperextension

So my dog jumped off a ledge 5 months ago and appears to have torn his wrist ligament. He's a 7yo 115lb tamaskan. X-rays didn't show any breakage but it's been 5 months and he's still limping though ...
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Why does my cat have two bald spots, and how do I get her to a vet if I cannot drive?

Due to being on computer i cannot get any pictures to add right now. a little about my cat: she is a 6-7 year old tuxedo cat and has no back teeth. She was declawed by her former owners and is ...
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Dark scab/wound on cat’s nose bridge

We haven’t gotten the cat as it’s newly purchased but it’s gotten this new scab over the past week in the pet shop. The owners are unsure as to what it is and how she got it as well. She lives alone ...
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Will a (feral) cat's footpad injury heal by itself?

There's this cat near my house that has gradually (over several months) become semi-domesticated. Yesterday I noticed it limping and, when lying down, licking its paw (right foreleg) more than usual. ...
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Stop cat from licking wound?

About three weeks ago, my senior kitty scraped one of her legs and she started bleeding a bit. After cleaning the wound and applying some topical ointment, it was healing nicely and it stopped ...
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My hamster was left in his ball all day. Will he be okay?

My hamster was left in his ball by my nephew which I wasn’t watching at the time but he was the only one in my room when I went to the bathroom. I didn’t hear anything throughout the day (the ball ...
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Fish bent spine

My black moor get sucking in my aquarium siphon durning water change. Is there any medicine or treatment to follow to straighten the fish's back/spine?
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Can dog paws grow excessive skin mass from walking on rough surfaces?

I understand this thing is best presented to a veterinarian but as usual my dog (chocolate labrador, 6 years old) develops issues when it's weekend over here and his veterinarian isn't available. I ...
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A cat with broken leg: What would have happened if left unattended?

In recent posts, I talked about how my cat had a broken leg: X-ray #1 X-ray #2 The cat's shin bones were shattered. The cat definitely couldn't use the leg -- it hung loosely as he walked on his ...
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White/opaque shards in cat leg X-ray

What are the white/opaque shards in these cat leg X-rays? I'm guessing they are some kind of metal. The entry wound is very small. Just a 1/2 inch cut on the inside of the leg. No cuts on the ...
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What might cause a dog's carpal pad to turn pink and discharge fluids?

I've noticed today that the "heel" of my chocolate lab's left front leg has some part of it not in its right dark color, with the fur around it looking a bit wet and sticky due to some ...
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Prevent injured cat from biting & scratching people during vet exam

I have a cat that has injured his hind leg. And I have an appointment with a vet to get it examined. The cat is a large, strong, outdoor Maine Coon. He's not going to be happy about me/the vet ...
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Seatbelts on my dog?

Almost every day, I get up at a usual hour, go through my normal grooming process, and then head out in the truck to get fresh provisions. My girl (an 8-year-old cocker) always comes with me. In fact, ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of different types of recovery cones

Recently, my cat suffered an injury to her paw; after an examination, the veterinarian recommended she wear an e-collar (recovery cone) for a while to allow the paw to heal. While waiting for the vet ...
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How can I save a kitten with head injury occurred in an accident?

Two days ago, I found a nearly dead kitten with eyes open in the street. I rushed him to the vet and they injected him some vitamin and anti-inflammatory and said his spine has been moved and he won't ...
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What should I do for my rat with an injured eye? [duplicate]

My rats got into a tiff last night or this morning and one has an eye injury. No vets near me treat rats and I don't know what to do. What should I do to help my rat?
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Is it possible for a dog with a torn ACL to start walking normally without any medical treatment?

Part 1 of 2 My father has a pet Labrador retriever. I took her for a long walk in my dad's neighborhood; longer than she was used to. She started limping. After I brought my father's dog back home, my ...
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Could having fallen onto the floor have changed my goldfish's behavior?

I have a tank with three goldfish in it. Some weeks ago, I had to do a 100% water change and had to take the fishes out. While returning them to the tank, one of them, an Oranda, jumped off and hit ...
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My Dog's Backlegs Are Hurt To The Point Where He'd Rather Sit Down Than Walk

I have a 2-year-old toy poodle named Waffles. He is my joy, and I love him. However, yesterday night, I tried to get him from his pen. Normally he always jumps up. He tried to jump up to greet me but ...
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Vet couldn't fix cat lower lip injury

Last Friday night my mother accidentally stepped on our 2-months old cat. She thought she had killed him so we went searching for a vet at 10 pm. Fortunately, we found one willing to help us. He gave ...
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Dog with leg wound escapes cone and bites leg

Our dog has a wound in the right front leg (nothing severe). In order to treat it, a cone of shame (normal plastic one) is being used, together with a specific spray. For reference, the cone looks ...
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How can I get my cat to let me study his wound?

My cat seems to have a scratch below his neck, but he is really averse to showing it to me. He seems fine, but at certain angles the wound looks rather big while in other angles his fur covers it ...
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My cat and I fell on the stairs [duplicate]

I fell on the stairs while carrying my cat in my arms. We fell about 4 stairs as my slippers slipped. My cat's upper body was on my chest with his paws on my shoulder, and I fell with my chest up and ...
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Wound on the head of my goldfish

I had two gold fishes and a few days ago I noticed my other fish was sitting at the bottom of his tank and struggling to to get to the top (swimming to the top and automatically sinking down). I had ...
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How to care for a turtle / tortoise with a fractured shell?

Prompted by this question: Assume you care for a turtle or tortoise and by accident it falls from a height and cracks its shell. The first and most important course of action is to see a vet as soon ...
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Why are so many horses put down when they break their leg?

It seems to be a common, and to me upsetting, theme that if a horse breaks its leg it gets put down but this doesn't hold true for some other animals. For example, if a dog or cat breaks its leg the ...
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My Indian flapshell turtle fell from 3rd floor. How to know there's any internal damage by his behaviour?

I also want to say only one drop blood came out. Then I took him in dry place.
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When should I take over from an injured mother cat who is not taking enough care of her kittens?

We have a cat which had 4 kittens very recently (they are approximately 2 weeks old). Yesterday, she seemed apathetic and worried. We took her immediately to the vet, who informed us she probably got ...
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Will a bite from another cat turn into an abscess?

I have two housecats. They occasionally chase each other and play a bit rough. Today I found a bite mark on one of my cat's necks. It's dry and red, I'm guessing a day or so old now. How likely is it ...
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Ringneck's wing feathers aren't growing back after clipping

Acquaintance of mine gave me a young ringneck (about 3 years old) saying that ever since her partner clipped its wing feathers, it won't grow back. My question is, how is this possible? She said the ...
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Dad accidentally sat on my cat

My dad accidentally sat on my 2.5 kg, 2 year old Persian cat. He didn’t see or hear her because he was on the phone, and she was sleeping on an office chair. Once he sat on her, he realized that ...
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Stepped on my kitten's paw

I accidentally stepped on my kitten's paw while walking. She cried loudly and hid in a corner immediately after. I checked her paw , tried moving it just to see if it caused her any pain. Apart from ...
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My dog's right eye is dislodged from the socket, do I need a second opinion?

My dog (he is a mix of a chihuahua and a Shih Tzu) just had an accident a few hours ago. His right eye appears to have popped out of his socket (but it's still attached), he has patches of scraped ...
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What happened to my leopard gecko? Is aspen bedding good for him?

I can't believe this just happened to my 1-year-old gecko... he dropped half of his tail. About more than a week ago, my brother accidentally stepped on his tail, I wasn't sure if he had been ...
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How to keep my dog from circumventing her massive e-collar?

My dog (10 month old Collie mix) recently had to have stitches on the bottom of her right hind foot. The vet provided an e-collar (aka "cone of shame"), appropriately sized, but she is a rubber puppy ...
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What might be wrong with my kitten's toe?

When I got her from the shelter it looked like she had a scab on the side of her pad, but when I checked I saw that her full pad was there and it came off easily. Her toe is very thick and hard to ...
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What are the causes of a cat jumping off a roof?

Currently my cat is in serious condition and I was wondering: what happens if a cat fell from a high height, aka a roof?
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Are nappies a good idea for a cat with a bad bowel system

As you can see by my last post, my cat has recently suffered a stroke. I was wondering whether cat nappies are a good idea, I have ordered them. She keeps pooping outside the litterbox and we have to ...
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My cat occasionally wounds himself. Should I be worried?

To clarify I don't let my cat go outside and he sometimes runs around the house and has several hiding spots I don't know to this day. However my cat occasionally gets a wound (Usually near his head). ...
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Our cat has dry itchy "eyelids" and keeps scratching them, how to stop this?

Our cat has had an issue with both eyes for the last two weeks. It started with some small eye discharge (similar to "sleep" in our eyes) and infrequently watery however he seems to have taken to ...
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Stray/Abandoned/Lost cat wandered into apartment; found fresh wound behind ear

Last Saturday a cat walked into my apartment and wouldn't leave. He was clean, seemed well fed, and had a collar on, so I assumed he belonged to someone in my complex. I took him to the vet and he ...
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Wound on dog pad

My dog has had a wound on the pad of his paw that has been progressively getting worse over the past 2 weeks. It started off pretty small but has more than doubled in size. The original wound was ...
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What happens if bite wound abscesses in cats left untreated?

My cat has an almond-sized lump near the mouth, which I guess it is an abscess due to a bite wound. I'm wondering whether it can heal by itself? If so, usually how long does it take? And if not what ...
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