My dog has a punctured lung - what is the treatment?
Treatment will depend on the severity of the punctured lung, and this will not be apparent until a vet has seen your dog. This is a priority.
The vet will be able to undertake a far more detailed analysis of your dog's condition than I can on here. Your pet will have to undergo an x-ray, and other tests to determine the extent of the problem.
Once the results of the tests are available, then treatment can begin.
A punctured lung in your dog is a very serious condition, which will need immediate medical attention.
Usually, emergency surgery will have to be performed on your pet, in order to treat this problem.
If a punctured lung isn't treated straight away, then it could lead to numerous problems with your pet's respiratory system - and could even cause cardiac arrest.