Ask Dr Claire

My dog got out and I think someone kicked her in the ribs. She seems completely fine but I have noticed a tender bruise on her chest. Thoughts?

A bruise could be from a trauma such as a kick or a bump, and it can also due to other causes including bleeding or clotting disorders.

As she got out of your property, we really don’t know what could have happened to her in that time.

If you’d like to chat in person, you can book a live video call or start a chat to discuss in more detail, as soon as possible. Otherwise, a hands-on examination from your local vet would be a great place to start.

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Chat soon,

Dr Claire

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