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My 7 lb. chihuahua just fell 5 stories from my lanai onto

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My 7 lb. chihuahua just fell 5 stories from my lanai onto the concrete below. He was paralyzed for about a minute but never lost consciousness. Now he is just lying on the floor. I wrapped him in his blanket and checked his pupils with a light and they dilate okay...does he need to go to hospital??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What?
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Yes, he absolutely needs to go to a hospital. Falling from that height is the equivalent to being hit by a car going about 40 miles per hour.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

He may have fractured bones, internal bleeding, and at the very least he needs pain medication.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Are you still there?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have leftover pain meds from when he was neutered
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am trying to give it to him but he won't eat it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He just wants to lay on my chest and lick my neck
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

OK. They can give him an injection of pain medication at the hospital. Hopefully he will be fine, but there is a possibility that he has a serious internal injury.