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Stella just fell out of the car and had a huge bruise! Should she see a vet??😳😳😳 I can't upload a pic but its 6.5 x 3.25 inches. 

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Take a picture of the bruise.

Mark the edges of the bruise with a Sharpie marker.

Watch the bruise overnight to see if the bruise continues to spread. If it does, then yes: Stella needs a vet--maybe the ER.

If the bruise stays about the same size, call her vet tomorrow, email them the original photo and a new photo that shows how the bruise has grown, and see what they think.


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Ok thanks. I have a pic of when I first noticed, and when I took the measurements. I will measure again in the morning and I have marked the edges. She seems fine,  but greyhounds always do. I will call her vet in the morning. Thanks! ❤

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Today the bruise is only a little bit bigger on one side. Her vet did not think it was an emergency and I can wait and see. Her behavior is fine, she jumping and stretching and doesn't seem to even notice it, so I will keep an eye on her. 

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Sounds like she's going to be fine then.  The biggest problem is when they have a coagulation issue and the bleeding continues under the skin.  This can be a definite emergency situation.  Thank goodness this didn't happen for you.

Arnica can help with bruising, along with hot/cold packs a couple times a day.


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Ok thank you!!  I called her vet today and they said if she's acting normal then she should be fine. It's a bit bigger but not by much, I don't think. She doesn't seem bothered by it and she's still hoping on the couch and doing her up and down stretches. 

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I'm happy to report that Stella's bruise is fading quickly and the darkest parts are getting much lighter! Thank you for all the great advice!!!!

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