Broken Bones in Dogs Cost: $225 to $5,100
Common Causes of Bone Fractures in Dogs
Fractured bones in dogs most frequently occur as the result of an accident, although older dogs are also more susceptible to broken bones than their younger counterparts. Because dogs have a skeletal system and bone density similar to humans, their bones are broken in similar ways.
Breaks can range from hairline fractures healed through rest to compound fractures that require surgical procedures. Vets can determine the severity of a fracture with X-rays and, in more severe cases, an MRI.
Treatment for Dog Broken Bones
Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the severity of the break. Less severe fractures may heal on their own, while others may require extensive surgery. The location of the fracture is another factor that contributes to the type and cost of treatment.
Treating a leg fracture, for instance, will be less costly and arduous to fix than a fracture in the hip or spine.
While there is no surefire way to protect your dog from an accident and broken bones, you can protect his health and your finances by ensuring he’s enrolled in a pet insurance plan that comes to your rescue when you’re hit with high vet bills.
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