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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dog got hit by a car yesterday and other than limping, he

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my dog got hit by a car yesterday and other than limping, he appears to be doing fine. he's eating and drinking water and going to the bathroom with no blood. i've moved his joints and applied pressure and he doesn't yelp or lick my hands
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: there's a little scrape on the pad on his wrist, but that's it
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: jack and he's only 7 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about jack?
Customer: not really...the car wasn't going fast but you could tell he was shook up
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

How can I best help you today, JACustomer?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I know I can always bring him in for a vet visit, but I want to make sure I can do a quick exam first because he seems like he's fine
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like you've done the basic examination already. We would check:

Skin over the head and neck
Palpate each limb for pain
Check the ribs for pain
Check the feet for pain
Check the spine and tail for pain

If you're seeing small abrasions, those can be cleaned 2x daily with a mild soap, water and soft cloth. Pat dry after cleaning and apply a thin layer of neosporin 2x daily.

The fact that he is eating, drinking, urinating and defecation well, this is a good sign.

He is likely limping due to tenderness. Although there's always a risk of bleeding, we can give aspirin to pets to help with discomfort in a pinch. Dosing info here:

If the limping persists, it's time for an exam and your vet may recommend x-rays to be sure nothing is fractured.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Checking in. How is Jack doing?