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Severe Injury

If your pet has been severely injured or wounded, you should seek care at an emergency hospital immediately.

Some injuries may be hard to see on the surface – for example, a pet who gets hit by a car may look fine on the outside, but could have serious internal injuries. This is especially true for penetrating or “stab-like” wounds on the chest or abdomen, which require intensive treatment.

What To Look For:

  • Traumatic injury (hit by vehicle, bite wounds, falls from high places, etc.)
  • Deep or penetrating wounds, especially around the chest or abdomen
  • Signs of shock – collapse, weakness, pale gums, cold to the touch

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