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Last Friday my Bichon made a mistake as he jump off the

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last Friday my Bichon made a mistake as he jump off the couch and land on my shizshu I thought her leg was spring but she not eating unless I feed her I notice she not pooping and not herself right now I'm going out of my mind because I don't have any money to pay a vet
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Jewels 8 years old I just touch her abdominal and its a little hard
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
are you here
Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question.

Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

To make sure I understand, Jewels is the dog that got jumped on?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No money
Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

Is she limping?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She is
Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

Is she putting any weight on that leg? If she is, that means it is probably not broken.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It's not broken I think her spine is hurting because she holds her head down
Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

She may have sprained her neck or pulled a muscle there. You can try applying cold packs for 20 minutes every few hours. If that seems to help, tomorrow you can alternate putting a cold pack on for 10 minutes, followed by a warm compress a few times a day.

Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

This should help with the pain. You might need to keep feeding her and helping her walk/go outside until the pain gets better.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok thanks ***** take her to vet office she not pooping
Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

When was the last time she ate? Is she straining to poop? If she hasn't been eating, she probably doesn't have to poop.

Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

I think if she is not eating on her own by tomorrow morning, I would take her in to the vet.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I gave her something early but not much
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Her ab is bloated
Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

It seems to me that she is not eating because of the pain and because she is not eating, she is not pooping.

Expert:  Dr. Rachel replied 8 months ago.

If she does have abdominal pain I would think about getting her to the vet sooner. You can also try giving her some over-the-counter Pepcid. For a dog her size, you can give a 5 mg Pepcid tablet to help settle her stomach.