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Questions tagged [injury]

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

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How to treat injured female pigeon?

5 days before, I had seen one pigeon was walking lame in my home's balcony. I could not understand what happened to her. I put her in big box. I have been treating her by giving Arnica-30 homeopathy ...
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Injured street dog

We have rescued a two month old puppy after it met a car accident. It is not able to stand as it's hind legs are injured. However, we don't see signs of any severe bleeding. The dog has been resting ...
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Does my isolated neon need a companion

1 of my neon tetras has fin injuries... Until they heal s/he is struggling to get to the surface to feed so I've put it in a breeder tank 3" by 5" & 3" deep (it floats in my main tank) My ...
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White patches/spots on my betta

There are white patch/spot like marks on my betta fish's gill and body, which was not there when I bought him from the store. He is his usual active self and eating properly. The spots seemed to have ...
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Lepord geko tail injury question (harsh pictures)

My little buddy ran away from me yesterday and ran next to a little statue of the statue of liberty and it fell and hit his tale. He dropped the tail and that was a clean snap. There's this bit left ...
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What is this wound on my dog's leg? Help me please

Weeks ago the leg of my 5 years old boxer was very swollen and he even walked a little limp, time later a kind of wound was formed and until today it has not been removed. Thought my dog does not ...
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My cat attacked my pet leopard gecko and the gecko is probably injured, what to do?

A few hours ago my cat got my gecko and scratched it in the neck, ear, back, and hands. She seems to be alive and moving well, but her jaw is just the tinniest bit of crooked, and she does take a ...
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Will my dog learn to avoid trees with thorns?

I have about 2 acres of woodland set in a larger (15 acres) wood. I regularly take my dog with me when I visit the wood. She is a 4 year old Vizsla / Staffie cross approx. 19 kg. The woods are a ...
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My pet rat keeps hurting herself and I don't know what to do

So I've had my pet rat for 2 months now and when we first got her she had a tiny scab on the back of her neck it wasn't a big deal but now she has a huge scab that I constantly see her biteing and ...
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Is there a slope of ramps that a cat will walk down, instead of jumping down from a high landing?

Older cats gain bone and arthritis problems that are exacerbated by hard landings after a jump. We have an older cat in this place, and want to give them the best of both worlds: a multi-stage ...
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Do leg braces help with older dog ACL tears?

I have a fourteen-year-old Weimaraner. He's mentally doing very well and still loves to play. He recently stopped using one of his legs. He had been slightly limping on it for a while, but one day he ...
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Springer spaniel short term lameness after high intensity workout

I have a 8 month old working line springer spaniel bitch. Recently I have noticed that while playing fetch she seems to suddenly become totally lame in the same back leg for about 2 or 3 minutes, ...
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How do I help a dog with a swollen paw

Our elderly terrier has a swollen back foot - one of his pads seems to be the issue and he has trouble walking. We've been keeping it clean and dry and trying to help him on rougher ground where ...
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Is this an abscess on this cat? What to do?

Here's a link to view the image as I don't think stack exchange is letting me; https://ibb.co/ndO3Oz The cat is not mine but is my neighbours unfortunately the neighbour is not in town and I fear ...
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How can I prevent a cat from scratching the top of his head?

My cat has a wound on top of his head and keeps scratching it with his hind claws. He keeps getting the soft cone collar off even though it is tied tightly and knotted. How can I keep this collar on....
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What's wrong with my gourami? Has she been bitten, or is she ill?

I got home tonight and found my gourami injured. She's in a community tank, with, amongst others, five large male angels. I've taken her out of the tank into a hospital tank. I don't know if she ...
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how to know if my cat get broken hand

i have a little cat , his age between 2 and 3 months he climb the closet and jump to the floor and start twisting his left hand and scream hard as he can , and he throw up some yellow water after that ...
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Injured semi stray cat

I have a semi stray cat. we feed him daily and he goofs around in our backyard for most of the day. However, he seems to be very active now a days and picks up fight with other cats in the mating ...
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What causes cats to land on their sides?

What causes cats to land on their sides? I've a tabby who recently fell from sizeable height (approx 6 meters) on his side. I'm seeking potential causes to this. Codicil: I should add he's just ...
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Cat fell from window on his side

as the title suggests, my cat fell from a window on his side. It's a two stories tall and there're decorative pebbles beneath with a few plants. His behaviour hasn't changed besides that when he lies ...
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I accidentally kicked my puppy in the mouth. Help?

Disclaimer: I love my animals and this was in no way intentional and i have been shrouded in guilt since this happened. Ok, so earlier today, about an hour ago, i was playing with my 5 month old ...
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How to care for a severe wound on horses leg

Cleo came to me in bad shape 7th October 2016. To everyone's distress (including hers), she had a horrific injury on 9th April, 2017. We could not find the cause of the injury, which is disturbing. ...
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How can I safely catch an injured pigeon?

A pigeon in my neighbourhood has hurt her wing. (See picture below.) I would like to take her to a vet and see if they can treat her. If I try to catch her in a cage or a net, she will desperately try ...
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What Can I Do About This Injury

Our Rex rabbit has recently become pregnant and had a miscarriage. She still keeps plucking fur on the back of her neck like she is still making a nest. She has plucked her fur so much she caused a ...
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Should I get a wire cage with a pullout bottom for my guinea pig or a solid bottom?

My mom and I are arguing about a cage for a Guinea Pig. She wants to get a wire cage with a slide out tray because she said it would be less expensive and less stinky. I didn't want to do that because ...
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Natural anti-inflammatories for horses

My horse had a serious injury 3 months ago. Her left leg was spiked through to the bone 30 cm long cutting through the muscle and the whole thigh was degloved. Her skin was hanging around her knee. ...
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My Koi is acting skittish suddenly, and found injuries

I've been keeping 2 young koi in an aquarium for a year now. They've grown bigger and accustom to me. Their tank is about 55-60 gallons, and I live in the northeast. They were from the same shop and ...
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My rabbit lost his claw [duplicate]

My rabbit lost a claw, I found it on the ground. I checked his feet and it seems to be the dewclaw on his front left foot. There is no blood on the claw or on his foot so I'm unsure how to treat it. ...
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My staff attacked my jack russell

They both got along great for past 3 years, usually it's my jack russell that nips my staff, but I was dreading the day it happened the other way around, last night it did, my staff is 8 and has ...
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cat has a swollen area after a cat attack

My cat got into a fight with another cat and ever since that day, she's been acting off. The day after the fight she slept in the same chair for the whole day (over 14 hours). I also noticed that she ...
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Post-Injury Tricks

My small, 15-pound dog recently had a coyote attack her when she escaped into the front yard. While the coyote was scared off before it did serious damage, a small bite was taken and treated by the ...
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Need some help with a bird injury. Urgent! [closed]

So my dog found this little bird, which fell from mid flight or maybe it was sitting on a branch, I don't know, and brought it to me. My dog didn't bite it or hurt it in any other way. It's a really ...
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How can I regain my dog's trust after accidentally hurting them with a toy?

I just purchased a chuck it tennis ball that comes with the throwing handle for my dog. Just about 15 mins after I bought it and tried it out with the dog, she loved it. The throwing handle is a ...
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Should I be concerned about my recently-spayed cat's fall?

My cat was spayed a week ago and we were directed to keep her away from other pets and reduce her activity for 2 weeks. She has done everything she can to continue playing with our new kitten but I've ...
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I think my cat broke it's leg

My cat got its leg trapped in a door and his leg is swollen. It's the leg on th upper part of the picture. When it first happened he could put a little bit of pressure on it but now its swollen and ...
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Swelling of the cloaca

I currently have a Green Tree Python that is about 3 feet long and still has the yellow juvenile colors. The cage is kept at about 55-60% humidity and a temperature of about 85° F. The snake's cloaca ...
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Cat won't stop trying to take off her head cone, that keeps her from touching her injury

My kitty cut her eye today so we took her to the vet, they gave her eye drops so everything is fine just now. She has a cone to prevent her from pawing it or hitting it off something, but she won't ...
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Koi fish injury from a Blue Heron

My Koi fish was attacked by a Blue Heron about 2 months ago. I chased the Heron off and it dropped the fish. I put the fish back in the pond but it had a couple of puncture wounds. It is still alive, ...
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My pet has a superficial wound on his foot. He's limping. How can I relieve his pain and cover the wound from infection?

I took my Weimaraners, Cain and Abel for a late night walk last night. Not sure how but Abel hurt himself. He has a wound on his front, left leg and a slight limp. Don't want to wrap it with anything ...
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Most humane way to emergency euthanize an injured cat?

I really hope I will never have to do this, but today something happened which made me think about it. I was pulling a jacket out of my backpack, and my big, heavy bicycle lock came with it. It fell ...
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What do I do if my puppy's splint keeps slipping off?

I have a 4 week old foster puppy with a broken Tibia and his splint/cast has slipped off twice. He doesn't move or anything he just sleeps and it comes off. The vet at the shelter don't know what to ...
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My cat got into a fight with an owl. Should I be worried?

A few weeks ago my cat (just barely not a kitten anymore) got into a fight with a small forest Owl. The owl didn't survive this. The cat has not been acting strange since and I noticed no injuries so ...
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Pitt Bull with knee and hip problems

I have a 6 year old female Pitt Bull who got out when she was about a year old. She came back limping in her back legs and hip area. When I took her in the vet said she could have been hit by a car ...
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Hyper extended right shoulder and swelling and sever swelling in back muscles

I got a call from my neighbor saying he found my dog in the creek and she wasn't moving her back legs. I rushed from work to get her. I took her to the vet and he said that she had a hyper-extended ...
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My dog is limping

I have a a male Yorkie Poo. He is 6.5 years old. He is in good health, but this morning I woke up and he had a limp. It appears that he is putting less weight on his back right leg. I examined the leg ...
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How can I tell if my rabbit broke her toe?

I really need immediate help. I live in India and adopted a rabbit 2 years ago. One year ago she gave birth to 6 healthy babies. Her diet includes biscuits, fruits like apple, cucumber, guava, ...
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How can I help an unfriendly dog with a serious wound?

I feel like seeing coils of intestine through the cut wound or it may be the muscle I'm not sure. A staff here said its infested with maggots. The dog is kinda irritated one , doesn't allow any one to ...
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Should I take my cat to the vet after a big fall/jump?

We recently moved into a new house (approximately 2 weeks ago). The new house has a 2 story family room. The upstairs hallway overlooks the family room, with a dropoff of 10-11 feet. Last night ...
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My Kitten Bit Me

My kitten is not quite 3 months old and not vaccinated yet. He recently bit me and broke my skin, are there any medical concerns I should have, for myself, as a result?
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Is okay for my dog to not eat or excrete waste while receiving Buprenex for pain relief?

My dog has an inflamed knee and her veterinarian recommended she undergo surgery to fix the cause of the inflammation. For now the doctor gave me a supply of Buprenex for pain management. While she's ...