01 Sep Patient of the Week – Romeo
Curious little Romeo was playing with a shiny object, which only became problematic when it turned out to be a fishhook. It went through his paw and into the skin on his chest, essentially sewing his paw to his torso!
Romeo came to Mountainside, was sedated and the fishhook was removed. We had a good time hanging out with this sweet boy in the clinic, but it was a fairly short visit. He recovered quickly from his sedation and his wounds were barely noticeable. He was back to his happy playful self and went home later the same day.
If there is a fishhook stuck on your dog or your cat, bring them into your regular vet or an emergency clinic immediately. It Is important for a veterinarian to assess any damage to underlying tissue and structures, and the risk of infection. With sedation, the hook can be cut if needed, and safely removed from your pet.