head injury in chihuahua puppy
my female chihuahua had an injury to her head by my big dog hitting her with her paw. A lump developed right away the size of golf ball.
We iced it down and reduced it to marble size. A day later the bump is gone but she is a little swollen between her eyes.
She is acting her normal self with her attitude, eating, drinking, defecating, urinating. Her eyes are normal following my finger.
Should we be concerned since she is acting normal and lump is gone?
Tiny dogs like chihuahuas are easily injured as they are pretty 'delicate' in construction. Chihuahuas also often have a 'soft-spot' on the top of their heads that is particularly vulnerable to damage - and it can result in serious injury if they are hit there.
However, it does sound as though your pup has managed to avoid real damage, and as she seems fine and it's now 24 hours since the accident, chances are that she is going to be okay.
BUT - as with humans, any head injury should always be taken seriously, and if I were in your position I would talk with my vet and explain what happened and find out whether or not he thinks it's necessary to examine your little girl.
Head injuries can be unpredictable, and symptoms can show up even several days after the incident, and need attention. I would definitely recommend keeping a very close eye on her for a while too.
I'm sorry that I can't be more specific in my answer, but it's impossible for me to say for sure if she's going to be okay, however your vet should be able to put your mind at rest.
Best of luck with your pup, hope she is 100% healthy soon.