Question by  jelewalc (9)

Can a dog get a concussion?


Answer by  Annie44 (28)

Yes, a dog can get a concussion just like human's can. Any sort of trauma to a dog's head can be a serious injury. You can usually know if the head injury is serious by just observing the behavior of the dog. Wobblely, lethargic, not eating or drinking water should be observed. Always, when in doublt, see your vet.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Dogs have a thicker skull structure then humans, so they are less likely to get a concussion, but it is still possible.


Answer by  salina (943)

Not medical advice: It is possible that your dog could get a concussion. You will have to watch for signs such as Abnormal level of consciousness ,Differences in pupil size ,Rigid limbs ,Flaccid limbs, Unusual eye movement, Bleeding from the nostril ,Bleeding from the ear canal ,Seizures and Head tilt. Consult your vet immediately and seek medical attention.

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Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Yes, a dog can get one. The symptoms are much like a humans. The dog will probably be confused, wandering around and it may pass out. If you think your dog has a concussion you should bring it to the vet right away.


Answer by  rjstyxs (0)

my pooter pup , a chihuaha, was hit by a car last week, and he doesnt have any of the symtoms this webite speaks of, but hes doing things much different now than he was.. I wish i knew for sure. can anyone help?

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