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We think he was hit by a car, he cannot put any weight on

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We think he was hit by a car, he cannot put any weight on his hind quarters
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: I have taped his ribs but he still cannot stand
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: Hind quarters
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: Slight swelling on hip
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Smutty
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Smutty?
Customer: Sore ribs I think broken
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 12 days ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK, hopefully I can help today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 12 days ago.

When do you think the trauma happened? Is he able to urinate?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
He was hit on Wednesday he did urinate yesterday but cannot stand he has not passed anything hard and I think his hip is also broken
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 11 days ago.

He has been unable to stand for 2 days now?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
that's right
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 11 days ago.

You really need to get him to a vet. He will need pain relief and is likely to require xrays. If he is unable to stand he needs urgent treatment.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
He is having meta cam and we have been told to rest him
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 11 days ago.

So he has seen a vet already? Did he have xrays?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Our vet came out for another job and saw him no X-ray
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 11 days ago.

If you think he may have a fractured hip then I would recommend xray.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I appreciate a X-ray would show this but we can't afford another vet bill please advise without resorting to vet
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 11 days ago.

I`m afraid if your dog has been hit by a car with suspect fractures he needs veterinary treatment, there is no two ways about it. I`m sorry I can be no further help, i`ll opt out. I urge you to get him veterinary attention.

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