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If the tissue dries up too much, it will be damaged and she will have to have surgery. It is very imortant that you get some sort of lubricant or protectant on the tissue to keep it moist. Most dogs will lick the area frequently as well. With her being so old, she might not be a good candidate for surgery either though often a vet can just tack the tissue back into place. In any case she does need to be seen.
The first step is getting a muzzle on her. You can do an emergency muzzle. Instructions can be seen here:
This will at least allow you to examine the area better. Now I do understand that you are low on funds but there are organizations that can help and even some vets that provide free first visits that can at least help with the situation. Often a hormonal cream might be prescribed or spaying suggested if she is still intact.
Veterinary Bill Assistance Programs:
1. The Big Hearts Fund: http://bigheartsfund.org/
2. Cats in Crisis: http://www.catsincrisis.org/
3. Diabetic Cats In Need: http://fdmb-cin.blogspot.com/
4. The Dog And Cat Cancer Fund: http://www.dccfund.org/
5. Frankie's Friends: http://www.frankiesfriends.com/
6. Handicapped Pets Foundation: http://hpets.org/
9. The Mosby Foundation: http://themosbyfoundation.org/
10. The Onyx and Breezy Foundation: http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/
11. Paws 4 A Cure: http://www.paws4acure.org/
12. The Pet Fund: http://thepetfund.com/
13. Pets-DC: http://www.petsdc.org/
14. Shakespeare Animal Fund: http://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/
This site may have additional resources as well.
These vets may offer a free initial visit though you may have to pay for extra procedures and medications. See the next one for the coupons.
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