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

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the concrete below. He...
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??
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What?
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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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.

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

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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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Are you still there?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have leftover pain meds from when he was neutered
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am trying to give it to him but he won't eat it
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He just wants to lay on my chest and lick my neck
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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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.

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