Dog Seems Fine After Getting Hit by a Car
Does your dog seem fine after getting hit by a car? Well, don’t assume he is and take the dog to the emergency vet straight away. Just like when we get a serious injury, the dog could be experiencing a state of shock and that may result in the dog not showing any signs of distress immediately after getting hit by a car or other vehicles.
A number of different injuries may occur when a dog gets hit by car. The more common injuries may include bone fractures and muscle sprains. Additional injuries may also occur depending on the force felt from the collision, including internal bleeding and brain injury.
When you take the dog to the vet, they will most likely do a number of different examinations in order to diagnose potential injuries. In addition to a physical examination, the vet may also perform radiographs, CT scans, and ultrasounds to check for internal injuries. Depending on what they discover, some vets may request for the dog to be kept overnight at the clinic to continue the monitoring process.
When you take the dog to the vet, you need to be extra careful and limit the dog’s movement as much as possible in case they did suffer from an injury after getting hit by a car. Some of the procedures we mentioned above can be quite costly but vehicular trauma is something that needs to be taken extra seriously by pet owners as it can potentially be life-threatening to pets if injuries aren’t treated quickly.