In some states in America, coyotes run rampant. Such a situation makes it dangerous for pet dogs to be left unsupervised when playing outdoors. Here is an example of how bad these attacks can get.
Dr. Jeff Young is a famous veterinarian who handled innumerable different cases of animal injuries. During one of his regular workdays, he worked on a case of a coyote attack on a Yorkshire terrier named Bella. Dr. Young thoroughly analyzed the extent of damage that Bella received.
The owners reported that Bella was unable to move her front left leg. The dog was distressed when she first came into the clinic. The vet wasted no time and prepared Bella for treatment.
The x-ray result did not show any fractures or broken bone. There was also no sign of swelling or inflammation. Dr. Young couldn’t pinpoint why Bella’s leg was immobile.
The vet shaved Bella’s neck fur and revealed some deep bite wounds. The wounds were deep and had to be cleaned thoroughly. Dr. Young had no problem cleaning the wounds and stitching them all up.
The main focus was to treat the wound. When it came to making Bella’s leg work again, they let time tell how severe her condition was. The clinic housed Bella for a few more days to see how she recovers.
After some time, Bella’s leg was still stiff. Another vet commented that it might be a case of hemiparesis or partial paralysis. It’s neurological damage caused by an injury.
Dr. Young was convinced that it’s better to let time heal Bella’s leg. Opting for neurosurgery will do little. Bella’s leg has a good chance of healing.
A few more days passed, and Bella’s owner was ready to pick up her dog. Dr. Young told the owner what he did and what he recommends for Bella. The owner was thankful, and it was another job well done for Dr. Jeff Young.
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