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    Default Re: My baby fell out of the car :( should I be concerned?

    So glad your baby is doing OK, just watch him for a day or so to make sure he is acting fine and not limping. This is a good lesson learned, as they always should be restrained or crated in the car.
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    Default Re: My baby fell out of the car :( should I be concerned?

    I hope your baby is OK and you're a wonderful mommy - it happens to all of us! It was probably more traumatic for you than it was for her.

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    Default Re: My baby fell out of the car :( should I be concerned?

    Hope ur baby is ok. You can buy seatbelts specialised for doggies now. Meeko has one theyr quite clever. Ot clips in to the clicky part of the seatbelt and then clips onto the harness like a normal lead and has a small length to avoid any accidents xx

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    Default Re: My baby fell out of the car :( should I be concerned?

    Something like this happened to me, except it was the 4th step up, and he fell through the open stairs to the hardwood floor below. I was terrified, but the pooch totally got up and walking again like nothing happened. I didn't take him to the vet, but if he had shown any signs of pain, I definitely would have.

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    My hubby is Zeus's primary care giver and I think he talks to our vet on a weekly basis!! He and Zeus have to visit the clinic on a regular basis so Zeus will know the vet in case he gets sick (or so he thinks)! LOL The vet has given him his cell phone because he does not take after hours calls usually. He is so good with my babies and took care of my other bully 10 years ago. Zeus thinks he is family!! My bank account knows he is not!!! Ha!
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    Default Re: My baby fell out of the car :( should I be concerned?

    Oh poor baby, hope everything is alright with her.

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    I can only imagine how upset you were. Don't be so tough on yourself. Good parents make mistakes, too. Just chalk it up as lessons learned! You've had good advice and you're obviously very observant, but listen to your gut and if anything seems to be even slightly off, don't hesitate to have her checked. The good and bad things about bullies is that they are tough. Because they are so tough they have a high pain threshold and do not always register that they are hurt. So just be aware. Next - get a seal belt restraint. I got mine from PetSmart for about $13.00. I hesitated on making this purchased until some woman walked out in front of me in the grocery store parking lot. I was going no more than 5mph but had to brake hard enough that my boy got tossed to the floor. He was fine, but what IF I had been going faster? My Learned Lesson Just to confirm a restraint should only be attached to a good fitting harness - NEVER to a collar. Now go give your sweet baby lots of hugs and kisses


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    Default Re: My baby fell out of the car :( should I be concerned?

    poor baby hope she's ok Franklin climbed on top of a pile of tan bark an tried to jump on grace's back an missed he limped for about 2 weeks an the vet said it wasn't broke just sprained an now everytime he plays hard he limps it sucks I just hope it goes away as he gets older

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    Default Re: My baby fell out of the car :( should I be concerned?

    I called the daycare mid afternoon and they me she was happy, not limping and playing with other puppies. Her daycare is for small dogs only (up to 25 lbs) so I knew no big dog would bother her. I picked her up at 7pm and she seems good, I massaged her body to make sure she had no pain. Lesson learned today...... Thank you all for the support, I was very upset when it happened and I am a very protective mom!

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    Default Re: My baby fell out of the car :( should I be concerned?

    Poor Izzy!!!

    I'm sure she is fine, bullies are VERY tough puppies. Tilly bangs her head on absolutely everything - it really used to freak me out, she NEVER cries out in pain for anything, and she is always fine.

    Just ask your vet to double check her next time you go (she's the same age as my bully, and we practically live at the vet for all the vaccines they get!).

    As for car safety, I have this for my baby (as well as the matching harness):
    http://www.petco.com/product/112434/...t=OnSiteSearch
    http://www.petco.com/product/112437/...t=OnSiteSearch

    It has been WONDERFUL. Matilda used to sit in my lap, but she got VERY squirmy and VERY big VERY quickly - it just wasn't safe for either of us. The passenger side was awful as well, because she's pull on my E Brake and I just couldn't stop worrying about what would happen if we got into an accident - she'd go straight through the windshield. And letting her just in the back wasn't good either. I'd check back there every 4 seconds because I was so worried about what she was doing. Finally, one day I heard a yelp and just about wrecked the car when I turned around... Tilly got STUCK, butt-up in between the front and back seat! It was hilarious but awful. She was like a little wedged sausage.

    Thus, I bought the seatbelt. I tried just the harness portion, and while it was effective in safety, Matilda got tangled super easily, since it latches them to the seatbelt with no breathing room. At one point, one of her hind legs was stuck in the air! So, MAKE SURE you buy the extension. Even if you choose just to use a regular harness and not the padded one, the extension is the best.

    Now, she is able to sit/lay comfortably in the back, look out the window, and if I stop short, open the doors, etc., I know she is perfectly strapped in and safe. I mean really, you wouldn't toss an infant in the backseat and hope for the best, and you shouldn't do it to your puppy for the exact same reason.

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    Pictures of Izzy today, one taken at the day care and given to me when I picked her up and the first pic I just took of her sleeping with Ham's shoes as a pillow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    Poor Izzy!!!

    I'm sure she is fine, bullies are VERY tough puppies. Tilly bangs her head on absolutely everything - it really used to freak me out, she NEVER cries out in pain for anything, and she is always fine.

    Just ask your vet to double check her next time you go (she's the same age as my bully, and we practically live at the vet for all the vaccines they get!).

    As for car safety, I have this for my baby (as well as the matching harness):
    http://www.petco.com/product/112434/...t=OnSiteSearch
    http://www.petco.com/product/112437/...t=OnSiteSearch

    It has been WONDERFUL. Matilda used to sit in my lap, but she got VERY squirmy and VERY big VERY quickly - it just wasn't safe for either of us. The passenger side was awful as well, because she's pull on my E Brake and I just couldn't stop worrying about what would happen if we got into an accident - she'd go straight through the windshield. And letting her just in the back wasn't good either. I'd check back there every 4 seconds because I was so worried about what she was doing. Finally, one day I heard a yelp and just about wrecked the car when I turned around... Tilly got STUCK, butt-up in between the front and back seat! It was hilarious but awful. She was like a little wedged sausage.

    Thus, I bought the seatbelt. I tried just the harness portion, and while it was effective in safety, Matilda got tangled super easily, since it latches them to the seatbelt with no breathing room. At one point, one of her hind legs was stuck in the air! So, MAKE SURE you buy the extension. Even if you choose just to use a regular harness and not the padded one, the extension is the best.

    Now, she is able to sit/lay comfortably in the back, look out the window, and if I stop short, open the doors, etc., I know she is perfectly strapped in and safe. I mean really, you wouldn't toss an infant in the backseat and hope for the best, and you shouldn't do it to your puppy for the exact same reason.
    Absolutely, I'm going to Petco/pet smart to get her the proper seatbelt, specially driving around Houston. Baby is passed out sleeping, just took a picture of her and posted here. Thank you all!

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    It comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.

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