The prednisone will be to help the inflammation and swelling.
As to how long it will take your dog to fully heal....it will depend on the nature of the head injury, the general fitness of your puppy, after-care and nursing, and response to treatment.
I would follow advice from your vet. But keep a good eye on his recovery, and if anything at all starts to look strange, or if you have any questions about your pup's treatment -do call your vet, or even take your pup back in to be examined.
Pup is in very good health prior to the injury. Received him from a very good breeder and all health shots and worming done on time. The injury was caused by a recliner chair. No one here seems to know how he was caught up in the chair. Only that they heard a yep and then constant crying. He was taken to the vet right away, within half an hour as that is how far our vet is away from us. I think the problem may the vet only gave him pain meds last night as he was not sure what was wrong. We only have small vets in the area and they dont have the equipment like the big ones.
So sorry to hear about your pup. Unfortunately, this is not the first or last time a pet will get injured in a recliner.
So, if your Vet doesn't have the equipment, how/what made him decide it was a head injury? Did he at least take an x-ray? I just cannot answer that question............. Is there a skull fracture? bleeding? brain swelling? Is there a larger Vet facility relatively near you that you can take the pup to, if need be?
I would definitely watch for any signs of pain, vision problems, pupil size, seizures, lethargy, anything out of the ordinary. Hopefully, it is nothing major and will clear up. Not much help, sorry.
Thank you so much for your concern. The vet could feel an area near the eye and the eye was bulging . Today though the swelling has gone done and he is up walking around when I feed him. Talked to the vet today because he keeps scratching at the eye and he said to use artificial tears because the eye is dry and we are trying to prevent any more damage to the eye. We may have to deal with that later, but I am supposed to watch his temp, that would be a sign of infection. He would then put him on antibiotics. Again thank you for your concern. He is better today....eating food, not just the liquid food from the vet and drinking water.
It appears that his eye is turning white now. I am concerned and have called the vet and am waiting for him to return my call. The weather here is bad and they left early for the day because of the roads. He temp is 100, but that is still within normal. Any ideas what may come next. He is still improving. walking better and going to the bathroom. Still eating well.
Doc prescribed an antibiotic eye drop and the eye appears to be doing better. He has started to refuse the liquid diet. He has been eating canned food as well, but whenever he eats, he starts to shiver. So he wants back in the playpen with his water bottle. He goes back to the vet tomorrow and I can't wait.
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