No pet owner wants to see their pet in pain, and some injuries go unnoticed as ofter pets don’t exhibit pain or discomfort in readily apparent ways. A broken bone can be a common injury that can be overlooked in pets, and you can better look after your pet by understanding the signs of a broken bone.
The most obvious sign of a broken bone will be an actual protrusion of the bone from the skin; this often occurs in cases of a compound fracture and usually happens in the arms or legs. However, even if the bone isn’t visible, a pet could still have a broken bone or a fracture. Be on the lookout for unusual swelling on the arms or legs, along with other signs of injuries. Furthermore, if your pet seems to be inexplicably lethargic or is limping, this could be a sign of a broken bone as well.
These signs can help you know to take your pet to a vet as soon as possible, and if you discover your pet has a broken bone after hours or on weekends, give us a call or visit our central location as soon as possible.