Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

View Poll Results: after head injury , how long before we see signs of recognition ?
If damage is permanent should I euthanise ? 0 0%
How does one tell if a dog is partially blind ? 2 100.00%
Voters: 2. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 1st, 2001, 01:50 PM
Drumhead Drumhead is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Roslin , Ontario , Canada , k0k 2y0
Posts: 1
Unhappy head trauma

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 ?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old April 30th, 2008, 03:23 PM
mjhatter2001 mjhatter2001 is offline
Mommy of a mini wienie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
I would also like to know.

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 -
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 30th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Winston's Avatar
Winston Winston is offline
Mom of 3 precious Angels
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Posts: 7,231
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?

Welcome to the site

Cindy
__________________
Tabitha April 10, 1995 - August 23, 2013
Bomber April 10, 1995 - July 12, 2010
Winston Nov 15, 1999 - September 15, 2011
Sophie Aug 30, 2011

"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
-Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 30th, 2008, 05:25 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 52,418
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!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 1st, 2008, 11:52 AM
mjhatter2001 mjhatter2001 is offline
Mommy of a mini wienie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
Smile Head Trauma

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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 2nd, 2008, 08:05 AM
Hazmat Hazmat is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 138
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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 PM.