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puppy with head injury

we have a 6month old miniture pincher she got hit in the head this evening. she was not breathing when i picked her up. i gave her cpr and mouth to mouth . we got her to the vet and he gave her a steriod injectin and sent her home. she has ate a little soft food and is some what alert. she is really drooling . i'm wondering  why this is and if we need to get her back to the hospital
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Any update?  Hope things got better.  :-)
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I would take her back in if it were my dog. Something doesn't sound right. Better safe than sorry. Good luck. I hope things get better for her. Poor pup. :(
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my sheltie jumped out of a shopping cart and fell on her head. What should I do/look for?
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Look for any behavior changes like sleeping too much, a tendency to turn circles in one direction, odd breathing, if she's not as generally alert as usual.  Basically anything that strikes you as out of the ordinary.  If you see anything like that, you'll need to get her to a vet quickly, so if you don't already know of an ER vet near you, start looking now.  Better to have the info on hand and not need it.  Hope she's OK.  :-)
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i would take her back my puppy is a 2 month old tea cup chiwinnie and last night a chair fell on top of him i took him to the emergency room right away and they told me he has savere head trauma which is actually life treating and he was drooling alot you can also take a look at her eyes see if theyre diolated and if she walks on a tilt or her head spins in circles. i hope the best luck for you and your puppy!!
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I certainly feel your pain.  I have an 8 week old chihuahua that had a head injury?? and is needing surgery to reconstruct the skull.  Her brain is coming out of the soft spot.  Has anyone dealt with a situation like this?  We don't know what to expect or how far we should go with treatment.  Bottom line is, we don''t want her to suffer.  Anybody out there that can lend assistance, we would be very grateful.
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I don't have the experience of this, or dealing with head injuries in dogs.
But you need some answers.
I'd recommend you start an entirely new thread with this important question. Then it will have a MUCH better chance of being seen, and answered. Because you posted your question on the back-end of an 18-month old thread, it may possibly, not be noticed. People are less inclined to re-read the old threads.

If you're not sure how to start a new thread....go to the top of this page and you'll see a green box on the left "Post Question" Click on that, and you're away.
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Thanks, Ginger!   I was posting to suggest this and you beat me to it!  LOL

Chihuahuas are the only breed that have a molera, which is the equivalent of a fontanelle on a human baby.  They are extremely fragile as puppies, but if the doctors feel that they can successfully reconstruct her skull to repair the injury, I would give her every chance.  If, after the surgery, it is apparent that there is any type of brain damage that will impair her quality of life, then you can decide if that impairment is severe enough to consider making a more drastic decision.  PLEASE keep us up to date on this puppy!  I will be thinking about her!

Ghilly
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i have a 5 week old chawwawa, a got off of a friend and aparently it was throwed bye a biger chawawa that cased a big pop not on her head, it also has a nice size cut on it, im trying to figure out how to treat the wound on her very small head, can you help me?.
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Yes, I think you should take her to the vet just to be on the safe side, because at her age, certain areas of the skull may be still fragile. If there is a lump on the wound site, and a cut on it, then that shows the injury needs some attention. Please do take her to the vet. Home treatments that might be fine for older dogs might not be a good idea here.
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We are going to be getting a 5 month old German Shepherd that suffered an unknown head injury a month ago. Initially he presented at the vets office drooling and not recognizing people he had been with. He then had a seizure. He has hearing loss but no other physical signs. He is on phenabarbatol and no one knows if his hearing loss is temporary or permanant. Anyone have any suggestions or similar stories to share?
Thanks and feel free to email me with anything you have.
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Hi all, we just adopted a 9mo old belgium shepard mix who also suffered a head injury when he was younger. (He was hit by a car). He favors his right side and tends to walk in circles to the right as well. He also has a hard time walking/running. His gait is "drunken" and he has a tendency to lose his balance and fall when he gets going too fast. We aren't sure what other symptoms he may have, but he seems to whine, yelp more than any other dog i've ever known. I'm not sure if he whines because he's emotional/confused or if he has some pain that still exists from the accident. For example, a pinched nerve... perhaps something didn't heal right... etc. Any advice, help from other people with dogs with head injury would be very helpful.
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Please HELP! My 13wk old Pekinkese puppy just jumped out of a kids shopping cart and fell straight on head and than flipped over! It was horrible! She screamed right away than starting shaking and drooling A LOT. Her pupils are equal and reactive to light and she's not starring off and looks when I call her name. Her breathing is very rapid than slows down and speeds up again,  she won't do anything but lay down to sleep and will only take a few steps but does not seem to be in pain when walking. I don't know what to do! Should I ice her head? Take her to the vet? Why is she drooling so much? Is she going be ok? Please help!  Any information helps!
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plz take her to vet now
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My little puppy is named Jessie, I got her 2 days ago, and she is 5 weeks and 2 days, I was carring her today and she fall off my hand, I am not sure whwre she kit her, but that was hurrible, she could not breathe. I took her to the vet, right away, becasue she looked like she would die, that was the worst day of my life... The vet gave her IV, steroid medication, because he suspect the head injury on her, after spending a day in the vet, the doctor send us home, with Jessie. She is sleeping most of the day, but that might be because she is so little, I hope she will wake up tomorow and be fine, I am just very scared she might go away and nevr come back, does any one have an idea if a puppy tat little might be ok afer falling from a high of kitchen table where the sink is located. I would not sleep the night for sure worriend about her. I pray that shell wake up tomorow and be fine, and share her life with me...
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Just keep a very close eye on her. It's natural that after that trauma she would need to sleep some, but excessive sleepiness is a worrying symptom. If this sleepiness continues, take her back to the vet quickly. Or to an emergency vet. Try the best you can to keep her hydrated. When she wakes up at all, see if you can get her to take a drink, even if she refuses food.
Like someone said above, keep the vet's out-of-hours number, or the emergency number on speed dial. And keep a careful watch over her.

I hope that she will be OK . You are doing the right thing. You will be tired tomorrow, but it is worth it. I have spent a few sleepless nights watching over my dog while she slept, when she was sick. So I know what it feels like.
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i have a 6 week french bull that had a difficult deliervy, he was deprived of oxygen awhile, an i jus noticed a soft spot on head. he is unabe to walk but has some strength. will he be ok? he is very loving an attentive, poops pees an eats ok.
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My puppy age 18 months has been acting strangely. We suspect a head injury of some sort. She is having trouble with moving her neck to the left . she has been drooling, Is not herself. She paces back and forth constantly. I did take her to the vet and had x-rays taken along with blood work. It showed nothing wrong with her neck. the vet advised us to take her in for a MRI which is not cheap. She is taking vetprofen 25mg. for inflamation (inflammation), and that helps a bit. I am so very worried about her. This has been going on for 2-3 weeks. she does eat and goes to the bathroom good though. I did notice lots of blood in her feces today. I take her to a specialist Monday and he will examine her thoroughly. I'm scared what they will tell me. It will be hard to accept bad news.
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I have a 7 month old chihuahua mix poodle. This morning he has been acting strange. For instance he isn't playful, he sits with his ears pushed back and looks to his sides. To me he seems to have a look on his face like if hes lost and like he doesnt know me or my parents and brothers. My mon thinks that he might of bumped his head. Im really worried any help would mean alot, thank you.
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