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how can I tell if my dog has a concussion (he is a terrier

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how can I tell if my dog has a concussion? (he is a terrier that raced up 3 stair steps & fell back down & I don't know what part of his body he landed on)
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Marie replied 5 years ago.
Hi and thanks for your question!

I have a few questions for you about your dog:

Is he able to walk ok?
Do his pupils of his eyes look equal size?
Are his gums pink, pale pink or white?

Thanks,
Dr. Marie.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes, his gums are pink, he is able to walk ok, his pupils look similar, pupils look similar in size.
Expert:  Dr. Marie replied 5 years ago.
OK, thanks.

Given that information it doesn't sound like we have too much to be worried about.

Usually with a head injury we will see some incoordination, possibly a difference in pupil size and the gums are often pale.

It's a good idea to keep an eye on him but it doesn't sound like you need to be worried.


I hope this information helps! If you have more questions regarding this problem, just hit reply. If I am online I will respond right away. Otherwise I will respond as soon as I come online again. Or, if my answer is sufficient, then please hit accept. Thanks!
Dr. Marie.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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