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is my dog ok i just accidentally dropped her from 4 ft in the

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is my dog ok i just accidentally dropped her from 4 ft in the air and she landed on her chest, chin, front legs and she also had a shock collar on when it happed! about 5 secs later she let out a loud yelp she weighs about 15 pounds she is 6 years old and she is a tibetan spaniel. PLEASE HELP!

Dr. Altman :

Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.

Dr. Altman :

So sorry to hear Tinker is in discomfort

Dr. Altman :

May I ask, can she stand and walk at all on her own?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Altman :

Great, is she able to weight bear on all four legs? Does she have any type of a limp? Will Tinker take a treat if you offer her one?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Altman :

Yes to which question please?

Customer:

she can bear weight she doesnt have a limp and she will take a treat

Dr. Altman :

OK all great signs

Dr. Altman :

Do you have any previously dispensed pain medications for her?

Customer:

no

Dr. Altman :

OK. How long ago did the fall occur?

Customer:

approx. 15

Dr. Altman :

My recommendation would be to keep her as quiet as you are able today and carrying her carefully outside to go potty and limiting her movements for 12 hours

Dr. Altman :

If she is still showing you signs of discomfort with certain movements by tomorrow morning I would advise a veterinary examination to ensure she is alright and that she should not be on any pain medication to recover from this fall

Dr. Altman :

As long as she is still active, alert, still interested in her environment and treats she is ok to wait until your vet opens tomorrow

Customer:

ok anything else like is it good for her to be jumping into a chair or should we avoid that

Dr. Altman :

Please keep her as quiet as possible which includes no jumping on / off furniture

Customer:

ok will do

Dr. Altman :

If she did injure herself by the landing this will possibly further her injury

Dr. Altman :

Can I assist with any additional questions or concerns today?

Dr. Altman :

If she becomes lethargic, more stiff/ difficulty movement, will no longer take a treat then I would consider a veterinary er tonight

Customer:

thank so much for your help

Dr. Altman :

You are very welcome

Dr. Altman :

I wish you and Tinker much luck tonight in keeping her quiet

Customer:

bye

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