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dogs: car sunday night they are at the vet now but will be coming

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I have two dogs that got hit by a car sunday night they are at the vet now but will be coming home tommorow.Nothing is broken but there is nerve damage and one of them trys to get up and almost does but can't
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 If he is trying to get up but not able to do so, this is progress and there is hope.  With some physical therapy and time, he might just get back to normal.


Be sure that you follow your vet's instructions when the dogs come home.


If you still have specific questions, feel free to ask.  I fear that answer was a little broad.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: I mean what kind of things can i do to help him get up and walk.Both dogs have nerve damage.One the entire rear.other the pelvis.will feeling come back?
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 When they first come back home, you might need to help them walk with a sling or towel around their hips if they are unable to get much motion in their rear end.


I feel sure that your vet will send them home with antibiotics and/or steroids and then some.


Your vet will be able to tell you more about this and will give you after care instructions.


Please let me know if you still need help.

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: Thank you for the reply.I worked with them for a little while I saw they were pretty much paralazed from mid back down.The couldn't even use restroom without going all over themselves they were in pain.So i did what I thought was best for them and sent them to doggie heaven where there is no more pain.
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 I am very sorry for your loss.  Losing a pet is never easy.


My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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