All Pets Veterinary Clinic
Dogs and cats commonly experience fractures secondary to trauma.
The most common cause of trauma is being hit by a car. Other trauma
such as falls from furniture, jumping on unstable surfaces, leaping from
a persons arms, etc. can also result in fractures. Below are some x-rays
of some of the fractures we have seen at All Pets and their surgical
correction using pins, plates, screws, and/or wires.
Karen Blakeley, DVM, MPH
2 August 2004