It can be concerning to see your pet start limping, especially if he seemed fine beforehand. Fortunately, if you live in the Huntsville, AL, area, you can bring yours to Huntsville Animal Clinic. Our vet will take a look and decide on the best course of action.
What to Do
Before you bring your pet to our veterinarian, take a look at the affected leg and see if you notice anything like any swelling or if there is a wound. If not, you can monitor it for sometime to see if it improves on its own. If you are still concerned, you can bring him in for an exam and we will help you discover the problem.
At the Vet
When you are in the exam room with your pet, our vet will examine the affected area. She will likely ask you questions, like if you saw your pet do something that might have caused him to get hurt, like coming down at an odd angle when jumping. Based on our findings, we will determine the next course of action, which could include medication, surgery, or just rest.
What you need to do at home depends on what our vet discovered. If you just back from surgery, then your main course of action is to just let him rest and recuperate while following our vet’s orders. He may also have to wear a cone to keep him from licking or scratching any sutures. If it's something that needs to be resolved on its own or requires medication, follow all the directions you get from our vet's office.
Your pet is important to you and you want him to be walking and running like he should. If you get the right care for him, you can help give him a better chance at recovery.
Get Vet Care from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Animal Hospital
At Huntsville Animal Clinic, we don't like seeing any of our pet patients in Huntsville, AL, sick or hurt. Instead, bring them to our animal hospital and we will work to make them happy and healthy again. Contact us today for an appointment. Call us at (256) 534-5581 for vet care from a veterinarian near you at our animal hospital.