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. We look forward to helping your furry companion feel better again.
Pet Method Reviews
Dr. Finn and his team are the best! I had taken my dog to four other vets before all of which prescribed pain medication and said it wasn’t emergent when she was having trouble walking and unable to eat. I took my dog to Pet Method where Dr. Finn did blood work, X-rays and an ultrasound she was found to be in CKD and needed to be emergently admitted for aggressive treatment. My baby would have died if it wasn’t for him & his team
Dr. Finn and staff are amazing! Kaitlyn is great and Sara is awesome. Love Dr. Finn's fear free approach and appreciate the insight he provides. Highly recommend bringing your pet(s) in!
Dr.Finn was great with my dogs. One has severe anxiety and Dr.Finn was extremely patient and caring. 10/10 reccomend Pet Method.
My dogs absolutely love Pet Method. We used to take them to another pet hospital and they would always end up being terrified after the exam. For example, our older dog, Henry, would cower under the chairs after getting his shot or his nails clipped. At Pet Method, they took their time to make sure he was comfy and gave him lots of treats while also clipping his nails in a quick and neat manner. He ended up snoring afterwards in his exam room! We live in Garland and are gladly driving up to this place because we know that our pets would get the best treatment from Dr. Finn and his staffs. 10/10 would definitely recommend them to anyone who's looking for a vet who truly cares about their pets!
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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.