Vet Diary - Gloves Off!
Here at Stray Aid’s Animal Welfare Centre, we are presented with a wide range of injuries. When this lurcher was brought in with a comment that it had been hit by a car, we didn’t know what to expect. We were quite relieved to find out that only 1 back paw had been injured, however the extent of the injury was quite horrifying.
Photos show a “de-gloving injury” where the skin has been stripped away by contacting the hard surface of the road, just like taking off a glove. These injuries are very serious and if not treated correctly can result in loss of a limb.
Thankfully this dog was brought to us in time. Following a series of dressing changes, every 2-3 days at first, over a period of 4 weeks, the wound eventually healed. This beautiful dog, which we called Holly, went on to make a full recovery and found herself a lovely home.
As you can see, she was an incredibly happy girl who deserved every chance, and Stray Aid were delighted that we were in a position to do the very best for her. Every week, it costs around £1,000 to run our Animal Welfare Centre, which is vital to the charity to provide the care our strays need. If you would like to help us in the essential work we do, please visit our website www.strayaid.org.uk, Support Us, for further details.