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Thread: A vet visit today

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    This afternoon we took Bella to the vet to have her snout looked at. She got a rather deep scratch on it. They sent her home with antibiotics and a germ killing soap I have to use a few times a day on her.

    Anyways while we were there, a lady came in and said her dog fell out of her car. They asked how fast she was going........
    She said....50 mph!!! and he fell out of an open window.
    Poor thing had little wobbly legs and was bleeding from the opposite end of its nose.

    This is why our dogs are tethered in the bed of the truck and surrounded by toolboxes and a gate across the back of the truck. So they can't jump out.

    They took him back into a treatment room so I don't know the outcome. Hopefully this story will make people think twice about letting their dogs ride unsecured in the bed of a truck or riding in the car with windows all the way down.

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    EWWW , so sorry to haer this story. I sure hope the dog will be ok.

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    How sad! We do nto allow ours to even ride with thie heads hanging out the window because I fear of an object being blown into their eyes. It has happened. I worry also about pets in the back of trucks unsecured. Hope your pet heals quickly and also the one that fell out of the car!

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    Hope your baby feels better soon. That is the reason I only open the window about 3 inches.

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    So sad. Hope it is okay

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    Yes, we have learned to keep the windows up. One time we were at the campground and our chihuahua was so excited to go camping she jumped out the window. Luckily, she landed in some pine needles and only scraped her chin.

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    My mothers shelty did something like that. We had the windows down in the van, driving down our street. The dog saw the house, got real excited out of nowhere. She thrusts into my lap and flew out the window. Bad timing, she went out as we were passing a telephone pole, mom tried to slam on the brakes, but it was too late. She hit the pole and fractured her hip.
    Still have no idea what possessed the dog to do that. She never did it again after that either.

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    I learned my lesson on that along time ago as my Golden loves balls and he saw a basketball rolling across the street just as I was turning a corner. he went out that window in a flash. By the time I got stopped he had the ball and was looking at me like "What" he is now seatbelted in at all times... Scared the you know what out of me. I though i had run him over.

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    I no longer have my sweet canine any more, but when I did, my niece introduced me to seat belts for dogs, a harness with a place for the belt to attach, allowing her to move and lie down, but still be tethered. I cannot imagine putting a dog in the back of a pickup, especially without being tethered! I hope the dog you saw was all right.

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    We use a harness/seatbelt for our dogs too. Besides keeping the dogs safe it also lets me concentrate on driving, not watching to see what they're doing.

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    How scary.

    One time we were driving thru Arizona on the interstate and at 80 mph a dog jumped out of the back of the truck driving in front of us. Thankfully for us he jumped toward the center divider which was dirt but he rolled and rolled and rolled. They stopped, but I am sure that that dog did not survive the jump. We are very careful when we travel with the dogs.

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    I hate seeing dogs hanging out of car windows - so dangerous and not good for the dog as it can cause problems with eyes and ears - my little pooch has her own seat belt/harness in the boot of the car so she is always safe

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    Nice to see we are not the only ones who secure their dogs.

    Bella is doing better, she ate dinner with no problems. She isn't thrilled to see me coming near her with a washcloth...lol
    I guess she is tired of me messing with her wound.

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    I didn't know u had seatbelts for them! I've seen the seats. I just trained my dog to lie down in the back seat. Where do u buy seatbelts??

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    its illegal to have a dog travelling in the back of a ute that isnt tethered.... and in the back seat it makes sense to clip them in ... wouldnt your do the same for your human babies ?

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    My vet comes to the house as it is a bit much trying to do all 4 animals at once. Even when I go out shopping, they stay home in the house where they are safe.

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    I have 4 bassets. I go to a lot of rescue events and will always take 2-3 hounds with me. The best investment I ever made was travel harnesses with seat belt tethers. Not only are they safer but they can no longer surge towards the door when we arrive somewhere. They have to wait until I take them out of the harness.

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    OMG! How awful for that poor thing! Here in KY, you constantly see dogs on the back of flatbed work trucks. It wrecks me and I try to avoid being behind them, or even seeing them for that matter :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    My vet comes to the house as it is a bit much trying to do all 4 animals at once. Even when I go out shopping, they stay home in the house where they are safe.
    I feel the same way about my furbabies. So upset my Sugarbear, a little westie, has to have knee surgery next week.

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    My dog does not like to have the wind in her face! I have a Subaru outback and a dog cage for the back part. When she rides in the truck she just curls up in the extended cab back seat and goes to sleep. She was never one for sticking her head out the window which I always thought was weird for a dog to not want to do that. I also cringe when I see untethered dogs riding in the back of a pickup and now I will cringe when I see a dog in a car that is hanging out the window wondering if it has been secured. The cats only ride in a carrier.

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    This morning Bella is basking in the early morning sun. After coffee I will head outside with a washcloth behind my back...haha

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    In the car ,harness and clipped to seatbelt. I would never put my dog in the back of a truck.

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    Mine always wore harnesses like these: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2755199

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    Saw that happen at a slow speed. The dog jumped up & ran after the truck - the driver didn't stop.
    My 17lb dog uses this style. Waits to be clipped in & goes to sleep.
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...3665&subref=AA

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    Well some good news......

    I seen the dogs owner today at the store. The young man is doing just fine, just very sore. She said he has road rash on his little butt. They checked him out, no internal injuries, gave him some pain meds and off to home with the windows rolled up.

    She was very lucky this time.

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