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head trauma

November 1st, 2001, 01:50 PM
I hope that some can help with advice . My 14 month old Cocker Spaniel was struck a glancing blow on the head by a passing pick up truck . This was over a week ago and he has shown remarkable progress in walking and eating . Has anyone had a similar experience and how long before recognition does it take ?

April 30th, 2008, 03:23 PM
I have a 9 month old mini dauchshund that was rolled and now has some paralisis on his left side. Though he didn't have any broken bones or internal damage, he has a severe concussion. He does recognize his surroundings and all of us, he still has trouble with using his legs. Has anyone experienced this and how long did it take before they recovered?

Worried - :pray:

April 30th, 2008, 03:31 PM
The thread your replying to is an old one..I dont have any advise really but have you been to the vet? what did they say was the prognosis?

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April 30th, 2008, 05:25 PM
Definitely needs to see a vet if he hasn't already. Depending on the severity of the concussion the vet should be able to give you at least a vague timeline on how long before you see improvement. Dachshunds are also prone to spinal injury, and that might also be contributing to the paralysis.

How long ago was your dog injured? If you feel that your dog has not progressed as well as expected, you might want to make an appointment with a veterinary neurologist.

I hope he's better soon! :fingerscr

May 1st, 2008, 11:52 AM
He has been to the vet. Of course, they left a time line open as to recovery or permanent damage though there was no indication of spinal or internal damage. I do report that he is fully aware of the people around him and recognizes us all. Last night he drug his little body around, trying to use his left side. My brother is also a vet and told me that sometimes it could take a week or so before significant signs of improvement are noticeable. He also took a few bites of food and water so I am chalking that up to a huge improvement. He's such a little guy and I was hoping for the best.

Thanks for the replies.

May 2nd, 2008, 08:05 AM
Don't give up hope.

Years ago a friend of a friend had a cattle dog that got stomped by a horse. The top of the dog's skull was knocked off and just hanging by a flap of skin. The dog was walking around with her brain exposed. The Vet said that it was unlikely that she would survive but reattached her skull and skin.

That dog fully recovered and was able to resume her cattle chasing.

May 2nd, 2008, 08:31 AM
Brain injuries take a long time to resolve, but they do. I think a week is overly optimistic. Good luck to you and your little guy, be patient. Even though your brother is a vet (luckeee), you might think about consulting a specialist (neurologist) if you have specific questions.

May 2nd, 2008, 10:15 AM
Last night was great when it comes to my little guy Romo. He actually got up and took a few steps and stumbled but got right back up. He then crawled in my lap and proceeded to eat my spaghetti, I let him.....:thumbs up
He slept through the night and though I had a diaper on him, he didn't pee until we got up this morning and I took him outside like I always had before, I took off his diaper and he stood up and peed!!!!! It was so emotional. I stood there and cried because my wienie peed!!!!! I am convinced he will make a great recovery, if not 100% I strongly feel he will be at least 80% with the milestones he has made so far.

Thanks for the well wishes and I will keep you up to date!!

Be Blessed!



August 13th, 2011, 03:30 AM
We have a 6 yr-old white male chihuahua who was diagnosed with Head Trauma after he had fallen from the stairs last Saturday. After that incident, our dog even vomited blood and he can barely walk straight. His eyes were twitching and his head was tilted to the right side. He had no bone fracture, however, the vet has found a thin straight crack at the right side of his head near his eyes. According to the vet, our dog's eye nerve had been affected. Our dog's right eye had a concussion. That redness didn't last for long though. After 2 days, the redness was totally gone. Our dog was responding normally and was able to walk farther and can even run straight. The vet prescribed him Rimadyl (pain reliever), Royal Canin Recovery diet, Nutri Plus Gel vitamin as a food supplement and more than anything else, plenty of rest. After 2 days our dog went back to his normal self. He went back to his playful and demanding attitude. Earlier today, we went back to the vet hospital for his follow up check up. The doctor made several tests to check our dog's reflexes..and he did well. After a week, I can say that our dog has recovered. We still have to continue with his prescribed diet and supplements though.. Vitamin B was also prescribed by the doctor.. it's called Neurobion.

Supportive therapy is the key.

Hope my story helps. :dog: