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I was at petsmart and I put my 8 week old puppy in a

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I was at petsmart and I put my 8 week old puppy in a shopping cart and he jumped out and fell on the side of his head. I was turned around at the time so I couldn't see how he fell, (my grandma was supposed to be watching him). I checked the side of his that he fell on and it is a little swollen, eyes are not dilated he is walking fine and eating. But idk? Is there anything else I can check to make sure he is fine.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years. I would love to assist you.

Any time there is a head injury the animal should be checked out. Even if immediate signs are not showing problems can start over a week or two period. A slow bleed in the brain or swelling can occur as well as problems like seizures. I highly urge you to have the puppy seen as soon as Reasonably possible. You can read more about head injuries here, just click go directly to the site and will take you to information:


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay , what will they do to check him when I take him in? I plan on taking him in ASAP.
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

They will do a head Xray and may give some medication to help with swelling and any pain. It is wise to have him in. Just as in people we see delayed problem with head injures and best to err on the side of caution.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay , luckily I I am taking him for his checkup very soon. Is there anything I need to look out for until then?
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Watch for lethargy, sleeping longer, stumbling, eyes darting, Ataxia (walking drunk), nose bleeds, ears bleeding, twitching and seizures. Any of these things can indicate a problem. You can also add vomiting to that list. If I have addressed your concerns, please take a moment to rate my service 5 stars.