(Closed) My dog got hit by a car

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Aww, I’m so sorry! I would be crying if I found this out about my dog too. Don’t worry, if the vet says she seems ok and you think she is acting ok, I am sure she is fine. She couldn’t be running around and jumping on things if she was really hurt. 

Post # 4
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m so sorry – that breaks my heart. Hopefully your doggie is back to herself in no time!

Post # 5
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsJVP: First things first I am soooo incredibly sorry and am here for you all the way. As a dog mom I can’t even imagine the horror! I am glad that she seems fine for now and hope that she quickly recovers.

Now, you need to get x-rays right away. While she seems fine you have no idea what is going on inside and need to get that checked out. Dogs have a funny way of pumping up adrenaline to where they don’t seem in pain and you want to be sure that she is healthy with minor scrapes.

I know that vets are expensive (believe me!) however some are pricier than others. In regards to payment plans some allow it and some don’t but there is always Care Credit. CC is like a credit card or line of credit you can get that applies to human medical expenses as well as vet costs. We have it for our dogs and it is amazing plus if you pay off the balance within 3-6 months (depending) you don’t pay any interest. Call around and see what vets have this and you can apply at the clinic.

http://www.carecredit.com

Please keep us updated and do take your dog in.

 

 

Post # 6
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1058 posts
Bumble bee

omg this is one of my worst nightmares! I hope you find out where she got out in the backyard and fix it.

From the sounds of it your dog is probably bruised from the bump of the car and I say bump because if she was truly hit she probably wouldn’t be running around like she is doing, but still any small impact from a car is painful.

I would keep a close eye on her. If she stops eating or is acting out of the norm than I would take her to the vet. Also keep an eye on her stool (bowel movements) If they are bloody at all than I would take her to emergency vet care immediately because then it could be an internal injury.

I’m sure she is ok and just a little scratched and bruised but just keep a close watch on her. poor baby and poor you what a horrible thing to come home to find. hugs. πŸ™

Post # 7
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

How horrible! I hate it when furbabies get hurt. πŸ™

@Treejewel19: This is excellent advice. It’s best to be proactive rather than waiting for things to possibly get worse.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

a dog (golden retriever) in my neighborhood had gotten out and some assfuck in a truck hit him right in front of my house and kept driving. i ran out (heard the thud and then saw the dog lying in the street) and he jumped up and was like… in shock or something and ran to my unfenced backyard! i wanted to see if he was okay but whenever i approached he’d try and run so i called my border collie out to round him up. she came out and herded him over so i was able to get a leash on him and check him out/get his owner’s #. when his owner came by to pick him up i gave him a proper ass chewing… his dogs are always getting out and it could have been so much worse. i hope she has a speedy recovery and you can stop her from getting out!

Post # 10
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1058 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsJVP: Good! well you are taking all precautions and blotting the urine is a great idea not gross! I would do it for my dogs too! good luck I hope she is ok and keep us posted. πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Treejewel19: I agree with this. You need to find a way to get her to a reputable vet. Clinics are great for minor injuries/illnesses and routine visits, but there is a reason they are cheap. Accidents involving animals and vehicles often involve internal damage/hemorrhages that may not be apparent from the outside. You don’t need to go to an expensive emergency vet to get an X-ray or other important diagnostics done — most regular vets have this capability,

Sorry your puppy is hurt, I know it can be very scary and upsetting when a pet is suffering πŸ™ Best of luck to you, I wish you and your pup well, and I hope it is nothing serious!

Post # 12
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I hope she’s OK! I’ve had two cats get hit by cars… unfortunately, cats aren’t as tough as dogs and they didn’t make it.  Needless to say, I will never, ever have an outdoor cat ever again.  It sounds like you are doing the right things, I would be a wreck too – I also agree with other posters that you should bring her to your vet and get checked again/get x-rays ASAP.  Good luck! 

Post # 14
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3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsJVP: seriously! what’s up with that?? at least you have the homeless guy looking out for you lol. my previous dog was a master escape artist – she’d jump on trash cans and then leap over the fence or dig holes under… i’m just glad my dog now doesn’t stray! it’s a terrible feeling, and you always worry something like this could happen!

Post # 15
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592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ugh, my heart just sank when I read the title of your thread. I have nightmares about something like this happening to my dogs. I hope she is okay!

Post # 16
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1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with the other posters about going and getting x-rays – the sooner the better. Care Credit is always available, and I’d consider it if I couldn’t cover the cost.

A friend of mine had her dog hit by a car. He went into the vet and they released him saying he just needed to rest. He seemed fine, but later that day he started having problems. It ended up that he had internal bleeding, which the vet didn’t catch as they didn’t do x-rays. Sadly, he did not make it. Her escapees were caused by a repair person leaving the gate open – always have to catch whenever you let the dogs out…

Best of luck! Even with a fenced in yard, I don’t think I could let my dogs out alone when I’m out.

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