Injuries

Dog Injury or Surgery Recovery: Mishaps versus Setbacks

Dog Injury or Surgery Recovery: Mishaps versus Setbacks

What is the difference between a mishap and a setback? And are they unavoidable during your dog’s recovery from surgery or injury? A mishap is an unfortunate event or accident that might happen while your dog is healing from a surgery or injury. Your dog’s activity level, mobility challenges, and their environment can be contributing factors that can end up…

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Stick Injuries in Dogs: Watson’s Story

Stick Injuries in Dogs: Watson’s Story

You’re out with your dog, having fun. You bend over, pick up a stick, and throw it for your dog to fetch. Your dog happily retrieves it. Live couldn’t be better. What could go wrong? I used to throw sticks for my dogs. Until I watched JD nearly impale himself on one. He missed a chest-penetrating injury and emergency surgery…

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Are Cuts and Abrasions an Emergency?

Are Cuts and Abrasions an Emergency?

Minor wounds, cuts, and abrasions are the kind of scenario where common sense should rule. You wouldn’t rush your kid to an emergency with a scraped knee, and you don’t need to do that with your dog either. But … Abrasions An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to the skin … wikipedia Abrasions further break down into…

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