Travel Animal Doctor: Prevent Pet Hit By Car Accidents

Travel Animal Doctor: Prevent Pet Hit By Car Accidents

Prevent pet hit by car incidents with these practical tips from Travel Animal Doctor. There were over six million acknowledged pet hit by car accidents in the United States last year. “Hit by car” scenarios are depressingly common in the veterinary field, and emotionally draining to pet owners and veterinarians. It is important to understand how one can prevent pet hit by car emergencies from occurring. I am a firm believer in prevention being the key to a healthy life for your pets. I am writing a series of articles on what a pet owner can do to help their pet in a “hit by car” emergency. See “My Pet was in a Hit By Car Accident!” for the beginning of this three part series. In this article I wanted to focus on providing advice to prevent pet hit by car emergencies. The following are six practical suggestions for pet owners to aid in the prevention of their pets being hit by cars. Jelly Dude / Foter / CC BY 1. Get your pet spayed or neutered. This is the easiest way to prevent pet hit by car emergencies. Male and female cats tend to roam more when they are intact. Roaming will increase the possibility of these animals being hit by a car or getting sick by feral cats. Dogs are similar with intact males and females escaping in order to find a mate. By removing the hormonal drive to roam you will be decreasing the likelihood of your animals being hit by a car. There are also many health benefits for spaying and neutering your animals including decreasing...
Save Your Pet in a Pet Hit By Car Accident- Travel Animal Doctor

Save Your Pet in a Pet Hit By Car Accident- Travel Animal Doctor

There were over six million acknowledged pet hit by car accidents in the United States last year. -Travel Animal Doctor It is important to be prepared in case a pet hit by car emergency is to occur. See “My Pet was in a Hit By Car Accident!” for the beginning of this three part series. The second article, “Prevent Your Pet from Being Hit By a Car” provided solutions to avoid these emergencies. This is the third and final article I am writing to help the pet owner save their pet in a hit by car emergency. This content may be slightly difficult for a pet owner to read because graphic terms must be used.   Thomas Hawk / Foter / CC BY-NC There can be extreme trauma induced in a pet hit by car incident. Mental and physical injuries that often come with this intense trauma include concussions, fractures and shock. Multiple body organs that normally work in unison in a healthy body become dismantled, with the most common injuries being: diaphragmatic hernias, organ rupture and lung contusions. Internal bleeding can ensue and fluid build up in the lungs can make it impossible for your pet to breathe. If a car hit your pet you need to call a veterinarian as soon as possible. If you are for some reason unable to get to a veterinarian, here are some tips you can use to save your pet. It is important to get him to that veterinary hospital as soon as you can after a pet hit by car accident. 1) Keep your animal on a flat surface Keep your pet’s...
Travel Animal Doctor: The Beauty of a Mutt

Travel Animal Doctor: The Beauty of a Mutt

Jasmine is a prime example of the beauty of a mutt. – Travel Animal Doctor Her long, barrel body and short legs comes from her basset hound genes. Her adorable face and black coat are labrador retriever all the way. Jasmine’s family fell in love with her because of her adorable appearance and pleasing personality. She would lick her family to death if they would let her. Her humom thought she looked like a permanent puppy with her short stature and long ears.  Jasmine stole her humom’s heart after only one walk. Jasmine is only one example of many that you can find at the shelters today. Between her body features and her personality, Jasmine portrays the beauty of a mutt. – Travel Animal Doctor           Share this:PrintEmailLike this:Like...
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