It is unfortunate, but accidents do happen around the house or neighborhood. Just as you can sometimes be injured in everyday accidents, so can your pet. While you might not see the doctor for every accident that you get into, it is more important to take your pet to the vet after every accident for a number of reasons.
Your Pet Can’t Talk
Your pet could be in quite a bit of pain and not be able to tell you. A pet’s behavior might change slightly if they are in pain, such as a limp or lying about instead of being active. But for the most part, you will be unable to tell if your pet is injured or how much pain they might be in. It is best for a vet to examine your pet to make sure that there are no injuries that need treatment.
A Vet Should Examine
Even if you are really well versed in first aid for humans, first aid for pets can be a bit different. You might know enough to splint a broken leg, but you’re not going to be familiar enough with the animal’s body to know what muscles and tendons should feel like. This means that your pet could easily have injuries that you are completely unaware of. If a vet examines your pet, they will know what is wrong and be able to treat it. If you tell your vet about the accident, they will be familiar enough with the pet’s anatomy to know what injuries to look for.
If your pet has recently been in an accident and you want to make sure that they don’t have any lasting injuries that need treatment, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.