Two dogs have undergone treatment at Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) medical center and are recovering after becoming victims of hit-by-car accidents.
Sup My Dude, a pup of just a month old, became a victim of a hit-by-car incident that almost fatally crushed its tibia bone.
APA! admitted the pup, then provided regular changing of splints and wound dress to the patient's affected area.
Similarly, Tabasco, a five-month-old dog, sustained broken femurs and minor fractures after a car run over it on May 5th.
APA! also admitted Tabasco, who required immediate surgery to start the long recovery phase earlier.
Austin Pets Alive!'s resident veterinarian, Dr. Morgan Siewert, said that hit-by-car accidents are unfortunately becoming more frequent.
“We see a decent number of hit-by-car dogs, and we are so lucky that we can have a vet examine them quickly upon arrival,” Dr. Siewert said.
Pups like Sup My Dude and Tabasco are some of the other animals that APA! has recently admitted in these few months.
Earlier than May, a dog named Joe was also involved in a hit-by-car accident where it fractured Joe's ribs and thighbones. Joe also contracted canine parvo, which worsened his chance of survival.
A pup named Paddles met the same fate as Joe's as it was also a victim of both a car accident and parvo.
Depending on the severity of the injury, Dr. Siewert places the pup on a surgical treatment plan.
“Sometimes, they do need surgery. And then sometimes, we have a specialty surgeon that comes to APA!,” Dr Siewert said.
“Or we kind of use one of the neighborhood surgeons in those types of cases,” She added.
Through the immediate action of APA!, and support from the long-running donors, both dogs are now in their recovery phase.
APA! later declared that a new dog owner took an interest in “Sup My Dude” and quickly adopted it.