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Gina, Breeder and Health Care Specialist
Category: Dog
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Experience:  20+ years experience in animal health care. Hobby breeder of Olde English Mastiffs and owned by an English Bulldog.
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poodle: dont know if hes just sore or if its serious injury.

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Our poodle was somehow struck or squashed between rolling chair and computer tower, sitting on the floor. He is now very quiet and wanting to be still and stay covered. Don't know if he's just sore or if it's serious injury. Can't find a "sore area", he's not acting like himself at all!
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Gina replied 10 years ago.
Oh your poor baby. Amazing how they get themselves into places like that. Symptoms you are looking for with an internal injury are shock, shallow/rapid breaths, bleeding from the mouth, rectum, blood in the urine and collapse. If he is breathing normally and having no problems with elimination, it probably just gave him a good scare. Keep an eye on him and watch when he relieves himself. If he is still not well by tomorrow, it wouldn't hurt to have your vet give the little guy a look see. :) Good luck and hope he feels better very soon. :)