My dog just got hit by car. He is okay and left him for 24 hours observation. According to vet, no broken bone, just left long had trauma, x-ray show whitish, he limp his front right leg, but no broken or fracture, truma to soft tissue. This is his first time away from me. He is 8.5 month old. Is it necessary to keep him there for 24 hours? How long him to recover?How much I should expect for bills?
Welcome to JustAnswer! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.Hello, Absolutely should be monitored for at least 24 hours. Many complications of being hit by a car, can take 24 to 72 hours to manifest, including seizures, and changes in organ values (liver or kidneys) due to blunt trauma. Recover time? That is most suitable for your vet to answer, since they have actually seen and evaluated him. If no evidence of more serious complication, fractures, etc...it could be a matter of less than 10 days to get back on track, although a few weeks wouldn't be unreasonable. Bills? With proper testing including x-rays, blood testing, and recheck blood testing a few days later, and proper supportive medication for pain and inflammation....easily would expect $800-1500. Hope that info helpsGood LuckDr. Andy---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If there is something I have not covered for you, please let me know. I greatly appreciate when you click a “Happy/Excited Face” followed by “Submit”, if you have found the advice helpful or informative. Receiving bonuses and feedback is happily welcomed. This is necessary so I may receive credit for assisting you from JustAnswer. Even if you are a subscribing member, it is important to select a face and click submit. REMEMBER: Even after you click a happy face and select “Submit”, you can still review our discussion or reply if needed. Unfortunately, I cannot legally prescribe medications or offer a definitive diagnosis without performing a physical examination, which is necessary to establish a client-patient-doctor relationship. I will always try my best to assist you making the best decision for your pet. After we conclude this question, I can be requested for additional questions through my profile at:Dr. Andy
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Would yu explained to me that why is x-ray show white in long? What is that mean?Is x-ray shows internal bleeding?What is worst cade I should expect?According to witness, my dog quickly curved right before car hit him. He ran off my hand frightened by garage can's noise. He ran like a bollet. Then I knew he won't stop until he hit a car.Vet said, he seems okay, just keep him for 24 hours.
I think you mean whitish in the lungs.That is likely pulmonary contusions. That is trauma to the lungs. Internal bleeding can be sometimes seen on an x-ray. Ultrasound would be more definitive. Can't say worst case. Wish I could. I can't review your doctor's exact notes, see x-rays for myself, etc...It's the best I can say.Dr. Andy
What is pulmonary contusion? Now i remember that Vet used ultrasound and said, no problem. If vet checked okay now, more likely no problem later on?
Pulmonary contusion. That would be like a bruise of your lungs. Remember, I have no idea if that is what is present. It is only a guess because you said the vet saw something whitish. No idea. You would really need to confirm with the vet who reviewed the x-ray.Dr. Andy
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