Your dog was struck by a car and has sustained head injuries. It's going to require veterinary care as soon as possible. Before you pick your dog up, you should know that not all head injuries come with visible signs. Head injuries can damage the brain, which means your pet might not have any external injuries. Here are some step-by-step instructions that will help protect your dog while you transport it to the veterinarian for emergency care.
Wrap it up
Before you try to transport your dog, you should wrap it up in a blanket. There are a couple of reasons why you should do this. First, the blanket will keep it warm and protect it from going into shock. Second, the blanket will prevent your dog from thrashing about during transport. Place a blanket over your dog. Press the excess material under your dog's back. Have someone hold your dog's head while you roll it over
Move it safely
If your dog has head injuries, you'll want to move it slowly and carefully to prevent
Position it carefully
While you have your dog secured for transport to the veterinarian, be sure you keep its head positioned properly. Its head should be even with its feet and legs. This will prevent pressure on its brain and will also allow it to breathe properly. It's important to note that if your dog starts to vomit, you should lower his head so that the fluids can flow out of its mouth. Once your dog has stopped vomiting, return its head to a level position.
If your dog has been struck by a car, you need to seek emergency veterinary care as soon as possible. The information provided above will help protect your dog during transport. If possible, you should let your veterinarian know you're on the way so that they can be ready to provide your pet with the care it's going to need.