(Closed) Help! Something is very wrong with my dog!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Newbee

I’ve been lurking on these boards for awhile but couldn’t help but reply to your post. My dog had similar symptoms awhile back and it was diagnosed by a vet as a pinched nerve.  She had a bit of a fever during the ordeal but also showed symptoms like you’ve described (sudden yelps of pain when sleep or when she gets into a particular position, and she refused to move a certain part of her body).

I hope you figure out what’s wrong and that he’ll be ok!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Poor little dude! We have dachshunds, and it is common for their breed to have slipped discs. When my little guy had one in his neck, he had the same symptoms as your pooch. Did they see anything on xray?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have never had a dog (or other pet) with this problem, but I PERSONALLY have had this and it was a pinched nerve…. it hurts like a Mother Effer!!!! Poor puppy!!!! 

Hugs for being such a great pet parent and caring like you do! I hope the vet helps him! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would say a pinched nerve. Could you ask your vet to perscribe some muscle relaxers for him. Hope the kid feels better soon!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We had a similar issue with our cat a few weeks back. She was fine in the morning but then randomly couldn’t turn her head to the left and would meow in pain whenever she tried. Darling Husband was certain it was a pinched nerve and said we should just wait it out and she’d be fine. We gave her massages and made sure she didn’t get worse that day or we would have taken her straight to the vet. She was back to normal the next morning but it was a scary 24 hours! I hope it’s nothing too serious! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Sounds exactly like my dog when she has a flare up, who has IVDD -intervetebral disc disease. Most common in long, short dogs like daxies or basset hounds but it isn’t unheard of in other dogs. X-rays did show this in our case.

If his bloods were good were they not able to prescribe metacam or anything? Poor lil dude…if he does get painkillers, do make sure he’s crated or else he could hurt himself further, not realizing it because the pain is gone. When my Lucy has flare ups she has to be crated nearly 24/7 except to pee and eat, for a month or more depending on the severity, even if she isn’t on painkillers 🙁 

 

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Poor doggie!  Keep us posted!

Post # 13
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Newbee

The vet gave her a shot to bring her fever down and we basically had to wait out the pinched nerve.  She was a happy-go-lucky puppy after that.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It does sound like it could possibly be a pinched nerve.. hopefully your doggie feels better soon!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@pinkshoes:  MRIs are very expensive though I’ve never billed it, (my family did pay $800 for CT scan for a small dog) as the dog needs to be put under for some time whereas for an xray they might just sedate him or hold him still with techs in the room with lead aprons. 

BUT an MRI will give the vet a very clear view of his brain and spinal cord, while x-rays could simply say, show a build up between discs, so while MRIs are more invasive and expensive, they may be worth it…compare the costs (ask for 2 quotes) between them at your vet. X-rays here are $100-$150 per image so they can get equally expensive quite quickly. 

I doubt the blood tests will give you much insight into what’s wrong, though if you’re getting a geriatric panel it will let at least let the vet know whether your dogs liver, kidneys etc  are healthy enough for painkillers. I know they’re called geriatric panels but they’re good for any aged dog – just a more complete blood test than the basic one 🙂 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@pinkshoes:  Oh no! I didn’t mean to scare you! Mine cleared up in a few days! I am not saying that is wrong with your doggie! I hope everything works out for the best, I have two furbabies who I love like crazy and would be super scared if anything was hurting them too! 

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