munlander1

My dog was run over by a car

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munlander1    477

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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Bill Phil    1452

Hope he recovers. Dogs are great.

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munlander1    477
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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Dman979    3313

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

 

Is he a Westie?

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tater    5874
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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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munlander1    477

@Dman979 chewawa terrier mut. 

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

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tater    5874

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

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TheSaint    696

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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munlander1    477
Posted (edited)

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

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munlander1    477

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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GDJ    1227

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

Glad it wasn't worse than this. :)

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cratercracker    2323

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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tater    5874

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

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Joseph Kerman    207

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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ProtoJeb21    2573
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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tater    5874

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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monstah    2233
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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tater    5874

I guess an air dam, really.

Like this:

Mooneyes-Van-10.jpg

 

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