Broken HVAC vent cover injures dog

Broken HVAC vent cover injures dog

Two months ago my dog cut his paw.

  • I couldn’t figure out how he cut it.

He was in the house and I was working from home. I got up for some water and I noticed bloody footprints all through the house. The cut wasn’t bad enough for stitches. Instead I wrapped up the paw and then cleaned up the mess but I couldn’t figure out how he got cut. Then it happened again two days ago. This time I heard a little yelp and I saw my dog start limping right away. I followed the bloody footprints backwards and found that the HVAC vent cover in the guest bedroom has a sharp part on it. One of the grill pieces is broken and bent upwards. I think the bed leg went through it at one time. I wrapped the dog’s paw again and cleaned up the mess. Then I removed the HVAC vent cover and closed off the guest bedroom. After work I went to a home improvement store and bought a new vent cover. It was not very expensive. What was expensive is taking my dog to the vet yesterday. The cut started looking infected so I had to pay for a vet visit and antibiotics. Additionally, my dog now acts afraid of HVAC vent covers. He won’t go anywhere near them. This is unfortunate because he likes to lay over the HVAC vents. Hopefully he fully recovers and his paw heals and he loses his fear of HVAC vent covers. I keep kicking myself because this all could have been avoided if I had just replaced the vent cover when it was first damaged.

 

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