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My chihuahua got sqeezed by a standard poodle around his middle

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my chihuahua got sqeezed by a standard poodle around his middle today and he is tired and sore and dry warm nose. could this just be broken rib or might he be bleeding inside?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gene replied 2 years ago.
Hi there! I'mCustomer thanks for your question.I can only speculate but in general small dogs that get bitten on the body by bigger dogs, tend to have much more serious damage internally than any wounds would show externally. When a larger dog grabs hold of a smaller one, there are multiple injuries possible, from direct impact of the teeth or from shaking of the littler dog which big dogs sometimes do. Because there is the potential for serious injury, I would expect the worst and take your little one to the nearest vet ER this evening to check for internal damage; if there is bleeding internally, symptoms may not develop for 24 hours or so, and it may be difficult to treat it successfully at that point.I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any additional questions!
Expert:  Dr. Gene replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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