How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 29763
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My Maltese puppy weight 3.4 pounds ran in to the wall in our

Customer Question

My Maltese puppy weight 3.4 pounds ran in to the wall in our living room at 920 12 pm noon he we haven't look at him did checkup including the eyes . Everything was good . But has not eaten since . Drink yes . Been giving a smear of coconut oil every hour
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you clarify "he we haven't look at him did checkup..." for me? Is "We had a vet look at him who did checkup..." correct? If so, your puppy may be painful although his physical exam was unremarkable. I would see how 1/2 of a baby/cardiac aspirin (40 mg total) dosed twice daily with food affects him. The aspirin is both antiinflammatory and analgesic and we must remember that pain is a powerful appetite suppressant.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.