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Does my dog need an operation on his broken pelvis?


My terrier was hit by a car last week. The xrays show that his pelvis is broken in two places but the vet says he doesn’t need an operation. Should I look for a second opinion?


The bones of the pelvis are protected and stabilised by cushions of muscles, and many pelvic fractures heal very well with just rest and time. There are a few specific fractures that do require surgical stabalisation but your vet would be aware of these, and would advise you accordingly if they were present.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.