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Posted on 02-15-2018

Steps To Take When Your Pet Is Injured​

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When you have an injured pet, you are automatically in crisis mode. You want to get the right medical assistance fast to prevent your pet from suffering. This often involves contacting your Bloomington, IL vet for emergency veterinarian care. We provide urgent care for pets here at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital. As such, we often hear questions among pet owners about what to do if a pet is injured. Here are some of those FAQs.

What Should I Do First to Help My Injured Pet?

The first thing you want to do is document the pet’s injury by taking a video or photos of the injury location and the pet. This will help your vet identify the cause of the injury and lead to more expedient care. Next, identify the area where the pet is injured and see what you can do to stabilize the situation. For example, if they are suffering from a cut and are bleeding, use sterile cloth and bandages to cover the wound. If the pet has a broken bone, stabilize this by taping it to a board, such as a wooden ruler or stick. 

Should I Take My Pet to the Vet If They are Injured?

Depending on the pet injury, you will either transport the animal to the emergency veterinarian hospital or call the vet for help. If your pet is not breathing and is unresponsive, take them to the vet immediately. If they are conscious and able to move somewhat, i.e., they are suffering a cut that can be bandaged, then call the vet to find out what to do next. 

Will My Veterinarian Provide Emergency Pet Care?

Here at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital, we do provide emergency pet care. However, not all veterinarians offer urgent care for pets. By choosing our veterinarian, Dr. David Tatro, to be your pet’s primary doctor, you have a medical provider ready to assist your pet in case of an injury.

Contacting Our Bloomington, IL Vet for Pet Injuries

Whether your pet has suffered a snake bite, broken leg, car accident, or toxic ingestion, we are ready to help you. Here at our Bloomington, IL veterinary hospital, we provide pet surgery, dental care, and pet boarding as part of our comprehensive pet care solutions. Contact our emergency care services at 309-663-1414 to receive assistance for your injured pet.

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