Laceration Repair in McKinney, TX
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What Is Laceration Repair?
A laceration is a deep tear in the skin that appears jagged or irregular, often accompanied by severe bleeding. Lacerations in pets can be caused by many different types of traumatic events, like punctures, bite wounds, or getting cut by a wire fence, glass, or another sharp object. If your cat or dog has experienced a laceration injury, the team at Pet Method can render professional wound care in McKinney, TX. We specialize in veterinary first aid and surgical laceration repair for cats and dogs of all types. Throughout veterinary appointments, Dr. Hunter Finn implements calming techniques to help injured pets feel comfortable and at ease. Contact our office to set up an urgent care visit today.
How Do You Treat Lacerations?
Most of the time, a severe laceration is considered a medical emergency. If your pet has a cut or skin wound that penetrates deeply and causes continuous bleeding, please reach out to Pet Method right away. Dr. Hunter Finn will assess the wound and provide quick care to get the issue under control. Anesthesia or a light sedative may be provided to help your pet stay calm during this time. Laceration treatment involves cleaning the wound and applying an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection while sometimes x-rays are also taken to check for any internal damage. Finally, Dr. Finn will typically close the wound using stitches or staples, followed by covering the area with a protective bandage. Home care instructions will be provided to help your pet make a full recovery.
Wound Care for Dogs and Cats
When your pet is injured, you can rely on the veterinary professionals at Pet Method. We offer rapid care for lacerations and other wounds at our office in McKinney, TX. As a Fear Free certified practice, we focus on helping your pet feel comfortable throughout the vet visit. We look forward to helping your furry companion feel better again.
Pet Method Reviews
The staff was very accommodating to fit us in as a semi emergency, same day, new patient. Dr Finns recommended treatment worked beautifully. His demeanor was outstanding, he examined my dog where he was most comfortable ie: in my lap and on the floor. Highly recommend.
Me and my fur baby meeko drive from Cedar Hill to come here! It really is just amazing. Meeko absolutely loves all the staff, they are all so friendly! Pet method has definitely taken the right precautions to ensure that both your fur baby and you have a stress free visit!! We plan on sticking with pet method for a long time!! Picture of how meeko felt after his visit 🤣
Wow, what a great experience! Dr. Finn and his staff were absolutely wonderful. They were super friendly, answered all my questions, had a super clean office, and treated my cat with kindness and respect. I have been to many vets around the DFW area, and this has been the best experience I have had at a vet. Definitely will bring all my pets here for future wellness checks and more. Thank you!
I’m new to McKinney and needed to find a vet. I took my older lab, Buddy, to Pet Method. Everyone was so kind and friendly. I was getting around with a broken foot and they went above and out of their way to help me with Buddy while we were there. I loved how they got on the floor with Buddy, at his level and not putting him on an exam table. It made a world of difference. I will definitely take Buddy back from now on!
Everyone here is so kind & patient. My mom is 75 and we had to take her toy poodle here for an injury he had with his nail. They were all so good with him and very detailed about everything going on. Prices were affordable and service was great! Thank you for taking care of Wheatley!
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Laceration Repair FAQs
How do I know if a cut is serious enough for laceration repair?
If your pet has a deep wound that bleeds continuously, they likely need immediate treatment at Pet Method. Lacerations or punctures that are small (less than ½ inch in length) typically do not need stitches or staples and will usually heal on their own. If you are unsure, please schedule an appointment for your fur buddy with Dr. Finn today.
How long does laceration repair take?
Depending on the size of the laceration or puncture, treatment can take about 30 minutes to one hour. If Dr. Finn determines that x-rays or other diagnostic tests are needed, it can increase the treatment time.
Will my pet feel any pain?
No, they won’t. Dr. Finn will use calming techniques paired with anesthesia or a light sedative to ensure they are comfortable and safe during the entire procedure.