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puppy: my eight..She cried for a few seconds..acting normal

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I dropped my eight week old puppy today. She cried for a few seconds but now is running around, eating and acting normal. Is there anything I should look for or worry about?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
Hi Holly,

You would want to look for swelling of the limbs, limping and reluctance to jump up. You also want to look for signs of a concussion if she landed on her head. Signs of a concussion are vomiting, lethargy, mental dullness, difficulty walking or breathing, seizures and dialated pupils. A dog with a concussion should be seen by a vet immediately. If you see bleeding from the eyes, ears or nose, she should also be seen by your Vet. She'll probably be fine. Pups are resilient. Hope this helps.

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