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Fishhook Injuries

Fishhooks smell like bait and are attractive to any dog or cat, but its usually young pets who play with them and end up with injuries. Often, the hook end...

Foreign object in mouth

Foreign objects in the mouth include bone splinters, slivers of wood, sewing needles and pins, porcupine quills, fish hooks, and plant awns. Sharp objects ...

Foreign object in nose

Dogs who spend time outside often get foreign objects stuck in their noses. This is especially true of hunting breeds, who have longer muzzles and keep the...

Foreign object in the throat

Pets cough, gag, have noisy breathing, or hold their mouths open in a strange way when they have objects stuck in their throats or windpipes. Cats often h...

Head Injuries

The brain is encased in bone, surrounded by cushioning fluid, and suspended inside the skull by ligaments that act like shock absorbers. However, any hard ...

Mouth Burns

Chemical burns of the mouth are common. They are caused by licking a corrosive substance such as lye, phenol, phosphorus, household cleaners, or alkalis. I...

Mouth Lacerations

Mouth injuries are much more common in dogs than in cats. A dog's love of chewing sticks, bones, and other inedible objects can result in splinters, punctu...

Mouth Sores

Mouth sores are most common in older dogs and cats who have some other illness, such as kidney disease or diabetes. Dental disease is also a common cause o...

Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds in cats and dogs aren't common, but when they do happen, they are usually a result of some type of blunt trauma like being struck by a car. Some...

Sore throat

These two conditions have a common cause and thus often occur together. In fact, sore throats do not usually occur as isolated infections in dogs, the way ...