INJURIES AS A RESULT OF FIGHTING IN CATS AND DOGS

Waist and neck breakage is very common for small breed dogs and cats that are attacked by large dogs.

Pet who undergoes such an attack should be taken from the ground and taken to the vet with extreme caution, The patient should be kept away from sudden movements.First consideration should be stopping bleeding which is caused by deep bite wounds,

Then, the patient should be taken to the veterinarian as quickly as possible.

When the same height and weight dogs fight, the wounds generally are not life-threatening. However, precautions should be taken against complications that may develop later.

In such injuries, the feathers in the bitten area and the bacteria in the mouth of the biting animal can spread to subcutaneous and muscle tissue. If this happens, It can cause infections. Afterwards, abscesses and cystic lesions are likely to occur in these areas. For this reason, injuries after fights, even minor abrasions should be considered and the patient should be checked by a veterinarian

Tissue crushes usually heal spontaneously after a few days., if the pet was not taken to a veterinarian for superficial wounds, usage of diluted rifamycin or other antiseptic solutions must be enough for the healing of superficial wound. However, it should be kept in mind drugs which are used in the dressing and hot spot area will be licked by the patient. This will delay the healing of the wound. WinPet wound protective corset should be used during treatment to prevent the patient from getting involved in the wound.

The pets which involved in the fight can act in unexpected ways due to the affair. Even quite calm pets may exhibit aggressive behaviour because of the shock and pain of the incident. Therefore, being careful against the patient is important for  both the physician who will treat it and the owner of the patient.

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