Pets do not show pain as we humans do and often try to hide pain, illness and discomfort as a self defense mechanism. If you know or suspect your pet has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, seek veterinary treatment immediately. Your veterinarian will be able to perform a thorough physical examination and detect potential areas of concern and check for the signs which may indicate internal injury.
In addition to an immediate physical examination, observe your pet closely, especially in the first 24 hours after the accident. If you have any concerns whatsoever please contact us. We would prefer to hear from a concerned owner rather than have you worried at home or even more so your pet potentially suffering. If you need to contact us after hours, simply phone our normal telephone number for more information.
After returning home from your visit you should contact your vet without delay if you notice any of the following signs:
In addition, some symptoms may show up after several days or weeks. These may include: