munlander1

My dog was run over by a car

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He is ok-ish. He slipped out of the door and started chasing a car then got hit. He has been caring it around and has some minor scrapes that has scabed over. Taking him to vet today (1:28 right now). Think there may be a break or fracture, but the vet will find that out.

Will update when i get the info. But for now, here's a picture I took a few months ago. Something being finicky, Here is picture.

 

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Hope he recovers. Dogs are great.

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2 minutes ago, Bill Phil said:

Hope he recovers. Dogs are great.

Yeah, it doesn't look that bad. But it still scary before we can get him in. Thanks :\|)

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I hope he's doing OK. I wish you and yours all the best.

 

Is he a Westie?

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Lucky it was not worse. When I was a kid my dog (golden retriever and irish setter mutt) ran out of the woods to chase a van, and got hit. She needed a load of stiches. 

That's the problem with chasing cars, they don't know what to do when they catch one.

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@Dman979 chewawa terrier mut. 

He is at the vet now. Have not gotten anything about how he is doing yet.

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A chihuahua could get killed by a tricycle---he's extra lucky.

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Hope everything turns out okay. Cute dog.

One of our dogs got hit by a truck when I was a teenager. Funny story, in hindsight. We had a fenced yard to keep the dog in, but on this particular day a friend of my dad's had come over to drop off some stuff, and he had backed his truck into the driveway, so the gate for the driveway was open. Well the dog snuck around the truck when we weren't looking and got out of the yard. He got out into the street and this big 4x4 pickup came roaring up the street and ran right over him. We heard the thump and the yelp and ran out and got him. He was messed up pretty bad, broken rib, collapsed lung, dislocated hip. But we got him to the vet and got him patched up and he was okay. But there were two lingering effects:

1. That dog would not voluntarily leave the yard ever again. We could leave the gate wide open and walk away, and he would just stand there and peek out. Like the second he set foot out there again that truck was going to come out of nowhere and get him. If we were taking him somewhere, like the vet or something, we had to pick him up and carry him out of the yard.

2. His right rear leg was trussed up and immobilized for three weeks because of the dislocation. For the rest of his life, whenever he got in trouble (and, let me tell you, that dog was trouble) as he was skulking away he would pull up his right rear leg and limp on it, like it was trussed up again. Sympathy hound.

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He was putting weight on it and vet is not really worried.

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They x-rayed him and vet did not see any breaks or fractures. He does have an open wound on his ankle which will need stuff applied to it. Radiologist will review x-rays and make sure vet did not miss anything.

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Hey, thats pretty good! Its pretty surprising that around a 4 ton mass (depending on speed) did not break anything, but thats pretty lucky!

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So, is the dog's new nickname "Lucky" now?

Glad it wasn't worse than this. :)

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Glad to hear everything is okay! Going to be even more glad if it will still be okay in the next 72 hours!

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Thanks everyone:)

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Our cat was eviscerated by an owl a few years ago. She's now paraplegic. Count yourself lucky :D .

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Lucky you. My mother had a Spitz named Bubbles when she was young, and also got hit by a car. She died thereafter. 

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18 hours ago, munlander1 said:

He is ok-ish. He slipped out of the door and started chasing a car then got hit. He has been caring it around and has some minor scrapes that has scabed over. Taking him to vet today (1:28 right now). Think there may be a break or fracture, but the vet will find that out.

Will update when i get the info. But for now, here's a picture I took a few months ago. Something being finicky, Here is picture.

 

I'm glad he survived. He's quite lucky to be without incredibly terrible injuries, considering how small he is. Hope he recovers well!

Just to lighten the mood, I know someone whose boxer got loose and was hit by a pickup truck, but since the dog was so big it walked off with very minor injuries and actually left a dent in the front of the vehicle! It was ridiculous how durable that boxer was - you could hit it with a 2-ton truck and it'll go on like nothing even happened.

 

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1 hour ago, ProtoJeb21 said:

I'm glad he survived. He's quite lucky to be without incredibly terrible injuries, considering how small he is. Hope he recovers well!

Just to lighten the mood, I know someone whose boxer got loose and was hit by a pickup truck, but since the dog was so big it walked off with very minor injuries and actually left a dent in the front of the vehicle! It was ridiculous how durable that boxer was - you could hit it with a 2-ton truck and it'll go on like nothing even happened.

 

Man, thats not a boxer anymore! strap a gun on that thing, and call it a tank!

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My childhood dog was hit by a van and broke the spoiler off the front. Was fine after a lot of stitches.

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9 hours ago, RoadRunnerAerospace said:

Spoiler?

It was a tuned dog?

On a serious note, glad your dog's OK, @munlander1. I've had dogs and cats my whole life, and it always feels so bad to seem them get hurt, or when their time comes. Here's to some more healthy dog-years!

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I guess an air dam, really.

Like this:

Mooneyes-Van-10.jpg

 

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I don`t think a van would need a spoiler to slow down :sticktongue:

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