If your pet is experiencing pain from a pelvic fracture, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent complications. At Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills, CA, we offer various treatments to provide your cat or dog relief and improve its overall health. You can learn more about what causes pelvic fracture and why treatment is important below:
What Causes Pelvic Fractures?
This usually happens if your pet is hit by a car. The pelvis can be fractured due to the impact and cause lameness or prevent your cat or dog from being able to stand at all. Since the bladder and rectum are located in the pelvis area, the impact can lead to bloody urine or constipation.
How is a Pelvic Fracture Diagnosed?
When you visit our clinic, our veterinarians will perform a thorough examination, which includes X-rays, to for an accurate diagnosis of a pelvic fracture and check if there are any additional serious injuries.
Treatment for a Pelvic Fracture
If your pet is injured, the muscles around the pelvis will help stabilize the pelvis and keep it in place. As a result, your pet will not need a cast. You will have to make sure that your cat or dog receives adequate rest, which will allow the fracture to heal on its own. It is important to restrict walking during the recovery and you should carry your pet outside for fresh air or when going up or down flights of stairs. In order to prevent injuries from occurring in the future, make sure to be extra guarded and close off all exits. This will help keep him or her safe and away from cars or other sources that can lead to an accident.
Contact Us Today!
If your pet has discomfort due to a pelvic fracture, our team at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills, CA, is happy to help. Contact our office at (818) 363-8143 today.