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Thanks so much for all of your well wishes and responses.
Arlo had a seat belt on and was sleeping on the back seats like he always does. We have gotten him back in a car and he seems to be doing ok.
He has seen the vet and they have deemed no physically injury.
We went to obedience class last night as usual as I didn’t want to disrupt his routine. He loved it and was completely himself. However, a lady from the dog training has put us in contact with a dog psychologist, just to make sure that he is ok.
My next problem is that he has stopped eating (well his last two meals). So we shall be back off to the vet today x
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You might check into rescue remedy for pets. It’s created by Bach flower remedies. Check with your vet first.

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I'm so sorry that happened to you and your pup. Wishing you a speedy recovery for you and your pup <3

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I'm sorry to hear about your accident and hope you both recover fully and quickly.
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So glad things seem to be better - especially that he did get an initial all clear from the vet. Let us know what happens with the not eating - hopefully nothing serious. I think you are totally right to be keeping to his schedule and all. Best thing for him right now as long as he is physically well.

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It makes total sense if you think about what happened...you know it was a car accident, he just knows he was frantically thrown around for some unknown reason...hopefully he is just sore but my daughters dog got hit by a car and has always been terrified of wheels and some noises...it seems like from a dog perspective, he has and is entitled with you to have ptsd in his world....he will need time to become less fearful and confident..as a dog, he's probably completely freaked out and is confused (I'm trying to think like a puppy) I bet time and confidence for you will help! Good luck!!!....you know every time I drive thru this one intersection where I was rear ended I think oh yeah I got hit here....so in a puppy mind I'm sure he is scared not understanding what we know....kinda like fight or flight.....don't worry...think how he is interpreting things...that really helps me when my dogs are being weird..I am on this site as my dog is currently battling cancer...I cry constantly and she doesn't even know, so for what its worth it was hugely tramatic for you both ...you are entitled to be freaked out!! At least you are both going to be ok! H won't forget but similar things might set him off for a while...best wishes!!!
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I was hit by a truck and had a badly fractured leg. Amber was not with me, but as long as I had the cast on she would get between me and any visitors. She didn't growl or bark, but she stayed between us. After the cast was removed and I no longer wore the boot, she returned to her old behavior.
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So sorry for the accident, the broken ribs and the trauma you went both through.
In this case, someone shall take Arlo almost everyday for short rides to his favourite petstore, to icecream shop, to the dog park . The sooner he erases bad memories connected with cars, the noises, the sooner he will also recover mentally.
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How are y'all feeling now? Did he start eating again?

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