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Old 02-17-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Kissimmee, Fl/Guntersville, AL Soon
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I was hoping someone can help me with this. My neighbor has a small 4 lb. yorkie and yesterday it was getting ready to jump up on a chair and fell back and hit its head on the coffee table. She said it cried and ran to its bed and would not go outside or eat. I went to see it last night and petted it and felt the head and it did not cry and I didn't feel a knot or softspot. I took it over to its bowl and it ate its dinner. I called my neighbor this morning and she was crying and said it went under the bed and would not come when called and at 3 AM she took the dog bed in but did n't want to sleep with her on the bed. Do you think it is just scared or maybe it just has a headache or can it get a concussion, anyone have any ideas? I told her I think she should take it to the vet and let them take a look at her. Just wondering if anyone has ever heard of anything like this?
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Of course dogs can get concussions.

A concussion occurs from blows to the skull which rock the brain against the inner table of the bone that makes up the skull. Mammalian brains are encased in a set of membranes (the dura mater being the toughest, outermost layer) and float in cerebrospinal fluid. In the same way that a passenger in a car that's in a collision is thrown about if there's no seat belt in place, the brain can be thrown about, although to a smaller extent, within the skull, causing contusions and other problems.

I would have this dog evaluated by the vet ASAP.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Kissimmee, Fl/Guntersville, AL Soon
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Thanks, she is taking it to the vet this morning!
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: California
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Vet ASAP.

Oops...sorry, we posted at the same time. Glad a vet visit is planned!
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Keep us informed.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Kissimmee, Fl/Guntersville, AL Soon
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Update, I went to see the yorkie when I went home for lunch, her name is Zoey and my neighbor said she has a 3:30 vet appt., Zoey was doing well, she has had no vomiting and I looked at her eyes and her pupils looked good and when I touch her head I still don't feel anything wrong so I am praying she will be OK, she is such a sweety and my neighbor lives alone and this is like her baby....I know the feeling, I have 3 yorkies that are like my kids, I'll let you know what the vet says.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Thanks for the update.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Good news, Zoey checked out fine, the vet said if she had a concussion she would have been vomiting and her pupils would have shown it too. I saw her last night and she seemed back to normal, running and jumping and licking everyone, it was so good to know she is OK. Thanks to everyone for your concern.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I'm glad Zoey is feeling better. Kisses to Zoey.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Oak Point, TX
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Good report.

It is something to watch for. The way our Mastiff puppies roll around the house and bump their heads on furniture and cabinets, etc. I always watch for a second to see their reaction.
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