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My chiweinnie got t by a car last night and we took m to the

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My chiweinnie got hit by a car last night and we took him to the animal er. He has a broken pelvis abs the Dr gave pain meds. He hasn't urinated since early this morning and hasn't drank anything today. However he had been eating....should I be worried?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a few questions for you to better assess your situation.

If you cup your hand under his abdomen and slide it front to back, do you feel a large, water balloon type mass, or is he painful?

Is he walking at all?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He won't let me rub him without him biting. He's in pain. Whimpers with just trying to turn around. He was walking this morning very gingerly but that was at like 8 mst.
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the information. If he hasn't urinated this morning, I would be concerned. With certain types of damage to the spinal cord, it can cause his urethra to tighten up and won't let urine pass through, so he could have an obstruction. With a broken pelvis, it can also displace the bladder or block the urethra as well. If his bladder is obstructed, that can be very bad. If he has been dribbling urine a little, then that may be a different type of nerve damage that won't allow him to contract his bladder to empty it, but it can still fill up and be painful. I would be concerned enough to have him evaluated again tonight. If he is obstructed, then he can be very sick by the morning. He most likely needs to be sedated and palpated by the vet. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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