10 Most Common Reasons Dogs Go To The Vet


5. Soft Tissue Trauma

Dogs are active creatures, and it’s inevitable that at some point your pooch will injure themselves.

Hopefully, it’s a minor scrape or cut which can be easily treated.

More serious injuries should not be treated at home, which is probably why this one is so high on the list.

A small cut or scrape that isn’t too deep can be treated at home.

Your dog may be the gentlest around, but still important to be wary when approaching an injured animal.

They may still bite. You can potentially improvise a muzzle for the animal with a sock or towel.

You should not do this if your dog is vomiting or gagging, however.

Pressure is the first step in any treatment for a cut.

Use a clean cloth or towel to press on the wound, helping it to clot.

Using a mild antiseptic will keep it from becoming infected.

More serious words should be treated by a vet.

Ask your vet what their arrangements are for emergency treatment, so you can be prepared ahead of time.

Written by Flo

I am a writer and pet lover living in the Pacific Northwest. I own 2 cats, Bella and Junior, and they are adorable :) I have been an animal advocate and human companion for several dozen animals over the years. I have raised Cockatiels, cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, and a tortoise. Writing is my second passion and writing for Funny Pet Stop is a fantastic match for me.