Ruby is a 6 month old Staffordshire bull terrier who presented one evening to Vetwest Wanneroo after being run over by a car and dragged along the road. Ruby was conscious when she arrived but had sustained severe injuries to the left side of her face and along her body. One of the most concerning injuries was to her left eye which was fully exposed as the skin around her eyelids had come away and she could not blink properly. There was also some concern whether she would be able to keep the eye or whether the eye was too badly damaged - only time would tell.
Ruby stayed in hospital for observation and medical treatment until we were happy that she could be comfortably sent home and attended to by her worried owners. Ruby needed to return to the hospital every 2-3 days to be sedated, have her wounds cleaned and the bandages reapplied.
After 10 days of this intensive nursing care, Ruby's wounds are healing well and her eye appears to be doing very well also. As her wounds continue to heal we know Ruby is feeling more comfortable with each day as she becomes brighter and happier and more challenging to keep still as we clean her wounds - acting more like her true Staffy self once again.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents - road accidents involving pets
- Bringing your pet in for surgery
- Caring for your pet after surgery