Veterinarians: Easter is high season for dog injuries, be careful

Ski tripPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB POOL

Every year, many dogs injure themselves on Easter ski trips in Norway. Cuts are among the most common injuries, especially to the Achilles tendon. 

“That is a serious injury that requires long-term recovery and a high degree of surgical competence for the outcome to be good. Many dogs never get 100% of mobility back in the injured leg,” veterinarian Tor Kvinge warned.

The insurance industry also notices an extra influx of dog injuries during the Easter season.

“Injury reports where dogs have injured themselves on the ski slopes are a recurring theme at Easter. Mountain skiing is often the culprit when it comes to cut-related injuries. 

“We encourage dog owners to learn first aid and bring the necessary first aid equipment when the four-legged friend is on the ski trip,” communications consultant Torbjørn Brandeggen in Tryg Forsikring noted.

According to veterinarian Kvinge, it is not uncommon for treatments to cost NOK 15,000 and more. Treatment of serious injuries can cost up to NOK 75,000.

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