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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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 ...
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Does this koi carp injury need attention, and how would I treat it?

We have a large koi carp (I would approximate 50cm long) that has an injury to its head — a gash which has left a triangular flap of flesh about 4cm wide. There is no sign of blood, and the inside of ...
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How can I catch an outside cat in order to give it medical treatment?

There is a wild cat which comes to our house thrice a day to eat food. Somebody tied a rope on her back portion. Now as the cat is growing up there is a wound on her back. Please look at her back in ...
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How can a cat go to the bathroom if he can't lift his tail?

We accidentally ran into our cat backing out of our driveway. We took him to the vet and they said he broke many parts of his tail so it will have to be aputated. They also said if he didn't go to the ...
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Have there been cases of cat owners in high rise apartments being legally required to install screen (safety nets) on windows?

Sure, cat owners should worry about their cats jumping out the window. I'm concerned with negligent/irresponsible cat owners. For example, what if I see my neighbor's cat everyday on an open window ...
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Should I modify a “cone of shame” to allow my dog to use chew toys, and how?

Recently, my neighbors dog jumped the fence and attacked one of my dogs. Her ear was torn and she had to get stitches. Originally, the vet said she probably wouldn't need the cone of shame, but when ...
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My rats had a fight and one of them is injured - what can I do for him?

My rats were fighting and one of them got bitten. It looks quite bad. What can I do for him?
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I came home from work and one of my turtles was missing a foot. What should I do?

It looked like the largest one was keen for a while, because he gave them love bites. I read online that was normal but today I noticed the whole foot was gone. They're Murray river turtles, and ...
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What are the possible causes of head tilt in rabbits?

I have heard a lot about head tilt in rabbits. What causes head tilt? What are the treatments and/or prognosis?
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My rabbit just lost a claw. Should I be concerned or not?

My rabbit just lost a claw and it's been bleeding for 5 minutes. Is it normal for rabbits to lose claws?
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7-month old labrador has a leg injury

I have a 8-month old lab that injured his front leg after hopping down from the back of a truck before I could let him down. Since then, he has had an off-and-on limp, and I have stopped all exercise. ...
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Can The Tail Of A Fish Grow Back?

I had two fish, but one got really aggressive, and bit the other one's tail off. The second fish died because it wasn't able to compete against the first, but if it had been living alone, could its ...
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What can I do for my turtle that fell down three floors?

We were moving house so we dismantled the turtles aquarium and went to the new location. However, when we placed the turtle out on the balcony to bask in the sun while we cleaned up the house and set ...
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How does losing a tail affect a cat?

I have a cat that just got home from getting her tail amputated. She is about 10 years old, she's typically an outside cat, but since the incident we are going to keep her inside. My question is, how ...
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Are dog leg braces an acceptable alternative to prohibitively expensive knee surgery?

We noticed our 4 year old Lab/Rottweiler mix limping on her right hind leg recently, and we took her to the vet to check her out. Our vet diagnosed the problem as a partially torn cranial cruciate ...
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How can I protect my dogs from my neighbor's two pitbulls without shooting them?

This is a question pertaining to the protection of my pet in a dangerous situation and also about how to deal with another pet owner. Hopefully I'm not asking something outside the scope of this site. ...
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I kicked my dog in the back and now she's walking funny, what do I do?

I left my room to go talk to my mom and left my little brothers food on the table. When I came back Lola, my dog, was eating the food so I spanked her, then out of frustration I kicked her in the ...
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How should I treat an open head wound on my dog until veterinary care is available?

My dog was just attacked by two pit bulls, and it's badly injured as you might suspect from such an attack, but there is one wound in particular that I do not know how to handle. At the top of the ...
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Aquatic turtles bit each other

I've 2 male aquatic red-eared slider turtles and they've lived together in a 50 gallon tank for 6 months. One of the turtles bit the other and hurt his front leg (There is wound on his leg now). How ...
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How do I treat a fresh raw/scabbed nose injury on my cat?

I noticed that one of my cats has a raw section of his nose, on the leather section. It appeared after a night where the two cats I have got into hissing/low growling during 'play'. The cat is ...
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My dog seems to be scared of jumping up on our bed

My 3 year old boxer mix seems to have a problem when we ask her to jump on our bed. She used to do it with no problem at all, but about three months ago she jumped on our bed, stepped over us, got ...
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What can owners do to help their dachshund's existing back problems?

My grandfather used to breed dachshunds, needless to say we and many of our extended family owned dachshunds. Due to their long back and small frame and legs, they are prone to back problems; in ...
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How can I prevent a dog from removing a splint/bandages?

My roommate's dog broke a toe recently. The vet splinted the toe with bandages to hold the splint in place. The dog's supposed to be splinted for a total of 6 weeks. The vet provided a cone for the ...
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Why should I not give water or food to a wounded bird?

I found my bird wounded, and was advised not to give him food or water before I took him to the Vet. I can understand that a wounded bird may not be given food; it may be required that he's on an ...