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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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I dropped my mini pin mix while running. She hit hard and

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I dropped my mini pin mix while running. She hit hard and has a dime sized cut, and now won't walk but can support her own weight, is lethargic but eats and drinks, what do I do as I have no money

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Can you share pictures of the cut and video showing her attempts at walking?

When did this occur?

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She can't walk. She attempted a few steps immediately after the fall, she has laid on her side now for the entire day. She hasn't peed or pooped since the accident, she has ate a few times and drinks lots of water. Her pupils are normal she has no bleeding from anywhere but she is able to sit up and support herself but doesn't do it long before she lays back on her side. I wonder about internal injury and if I can give her baby asprin?

The wound appears small from what I can see and you should be able to clean this daily at home with antibacterial soap and water. After the area is clean and dry, you can apply Neosporin.

Knowing that she's potentially suffered internal injury, I would urge you to reconsider aspirin as this will hinder her ability to clot blood. If she's bleeding internally this may result in a more severe condition. If you choose to go this route, I would recommend visiting this page and using the dosing calculator: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/

Since she is not walking, she does need a veterinary examination and treatment. You'd mentioned that finances are tight, so I would encourage you to reach out to organizations such as those listed below for help with her veterinary bill:

Red Rover: https://redrover.org/find-financial-assistance-veterinary-care

Best friends: http://bestfriends.org/resources/financial-aid-pets

AVMA: https://www.avma.org/public/YourVet/Pages/Financial-assistance-for-veterinary-care-costs.aspx

HSUS: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html

PAWS: https://www.paws.org/cats-and-dogs/other-services/help-with-veterinary-bills/

Your dogs friend: http://yourdogsfriend.org/we-recommend/need-help-paying-vet-bills/

AFRP: https://www.animalfriendsrescue.org/financialassistance.html

Speaking for Spot: http://speakingforspot.com/?p=Financial%20Assistance%20for%20Veterinary%20Care

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