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21. Pulmonary Contusion – Lung Bruising in Dogs
Bruising and damage to the lungs can easily occur from trauma to the body like falling, automobile injuries and being kicked, and usually results in in serious illness, difficulty breathing and possible death.
22. Soft Tissue Trauma in Dogs
No matter how hard we try and no matter how well we take care of our pets, they may still incur injuries from accidents, ranging from severe to mild. Soft tissues are those tissue surrounding bones and joints – primarily muscle, tendon and ligaments.
23. Sprains in Dogs
A sprain is damage to tissue supporting a joint, primarily ligament damage. Ligaments are tough fibrous material that connect one bone to another. There are three categories of sprains and each may require different treatment.
24. Sunburn (Solar Dermatitis) in Dogs
Sunburns are not common in dogs due to their hair but can occur. White dogs and hairless dogs are more prone to sunburns than others.
25. Thermal Burns in Dogs
Despite our precautions, accidents can happen and our pets may suffer resultant burns. Some causes include your dog reaching up onto a hot stove, walking across hot pavement, too much sun or getting too close to the barbeque grill.
26. Torn Toenail in Dogs
Toenail problems in dogs are common and fortunately, rarely life threatening. The most common problem that afflicts the toenail is a torn or broken nail. Toenail problems, though painful, are common in dogs but rarely life-threatening.
27. Trauma to the Chest in Dogs
A major cause of serious and potentially life threatening chest damage can result from blunt force trauma. Automobile injuries, falls and kicks are the primary causes of blunt force trauma to the chest cavity.
28. Trauma to the Penis/Prepuce
Trauma to the penis and surrounding tissues is a common injury in dogs that result from animal attacks, failing to jump over a barricade such as a fence, automobile injuries and trauma associated with mating.
29. Trauma/Automobile Injury in Dogs
Automobile injury or trauma is an injury sustained when a dog is struck by a moving vehicle such as a car, truck, snowplow, train or motorcycle. Injuries may also occur as the result of human abuse, falling from a height, or animal attacks.
30. Your Guide to Dog Emergencies
In an emergency, early treatment and proper transport can save the life of your pet. Here is some information on some common emergencies to help you learn what you can do initially at home when faced with a crisis.

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