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My next door neighbors has a Cockerspaniel that is in a lot of pain....They have taken him to the Vet but nothing has been found....They did alot of xrays and didnt see anything with his spine ..They thought that he might be constipated so vet gave them and enema to give to him and he did his thing....but he will not get up and move ...You can pet him, put your fingers down his spine, you can move his legs into any position, you can rub his belly all day long, but now he just stays in the same spot...Toni has to bring him food and water because he wont move....I noticed that when he sat down the other day that he sat down and tuck in his tail and sat gingerly.....They have been to the vet twice this week....and have another apt. tues.......Opinions Please!!!
 

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I imagine that they've made sure he's not suffering from the heat. If not, maybe they could try that if they have been having warm weather.

Dogs are very good at hiding their pain.

What kind of lab work was taken at the vet's office?

How long as he been like this?
 

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Vet did no bloodwork..I was very surprised...He is my Vet also....He went over my Boo with a fine tooth comb...and had her on 4 different Rx's...and she is doing fine now....My neighbors love love love their dogs, The dogs sleep with them, they take them for rides, their lives revolve around their dogs...... Chully has been shaking and cries when he moves the wrong way ..Toni and Gus are just so worried about their Chully....and cant stand to see him in pain......
 

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Quote:Originally posted by BeagleBabe:


Dogs are very good at hiding their pain.

I know for a fact, my black retriever has severe arthritis, his hip bone is protuding out and he is in constant pain. But it does not show on his face nor does he whine. If it is me I'll be whinning and complaining.
Run some x-ray on him see if there is anything wrong inside of him.
 

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They can tell that he is in pain, If he moves. he lets out a loud yelp and he cries and shivers....
 

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As the vets took loads of x-rays and found nothing then it points to maybe a pulled or torn muscle perhaps. I'm amazed that the vet didn't locate the approx. spot or area of pain through examination. Maybe he's hurt his tail and that's why he's sitting gingerly. A few years ago Rosa hurt her tail and was in absolute agony but the vet was able to find out the problem almost immediately.

Hope he gets better soon
 

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Did they give him any anti-inflammatory meds like Rimadly? He could have arthritis or some sort of a pain that could be helped by this. It is good stuff.
 

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Poor little guy!! I think they should be more proactive for their dog. Ask their vet specifically oto do bloodwork, and if he still can't find out anything, ask for a referral to a specialist--I'm thinking maybe an orthopedist?
 

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Sounds like back damage to me. The vet should do Xrays Also make sure nothing internal is wrong. Whatever happens it sounds like he is in pain and the reason has to be found.
 

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Does he move, or does he seem paralyzed? A few weeks ago, I saw a segment of E-Vets on which a dog became paralyzed for no apparent reason. It turned out that it was a case of "**** paralysis." I'd never heard of that before, but it seems that sometimes a dog somehow ingests saliva from a ****, and it somehow reacts to cause paralysis. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif The things that can cause illness in our pets never cease to amaze me.
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Lynne:
Vet did no bloodwork..I was very surprised...
This would be a big red flag to me and a reason to find another vet asap! A tucked tail is a definite sign of pain -- if there is something going on internally, blood work is a necessity. If I were your neighbors, I would get my dog to the nearest specialty hospital without delay. Most specialty hospitals require a referral by vet if situation is not an after-hours emergency. Good vets appreciate the second opinion ...
 

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My neighbors took Chully to a Specialist today and he did an ultrasound....they found $379.00 of nothing.....but still did no bloodword....I think that by tuesday the are going to take him to another Vet....
 

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This must be so upsetting. It seems like blood work would be the least stressful test for the dog and the best way to start eliminating problems.
 

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Out of the clear blue sky..Chuly got up and walked around like nothing had been bothering him and went outside and pooped....the poop had blood in it, but after he did that he was ok..she brought him to the front yard and he wanted to go for a walk.....They had called the vet. right when they saw him poop and the vet said not to worry about the blood....About 30 min. later, Chully and her sister Channel wanted to go to the backyard...Toni opened the door and Channel jumped on and over Chully and he cried out and is now back to Shaking and not moving??? Very Perplexing.......
 

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I might be an over protective owner, but to me blood in the poop is a major red flag. It is second opinion time in my book. :angry:
 

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It almost sounds like something is caught in his intestines or colon. I'd definitely get more opions, especially with this new development.

I hate to hear that this dog is suffering and really hope someone can do something for him!!

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How puzzling. I would take in a poop sample and have them test that. And ask for blood tests. I would need to get to the bottom of this and find out what is causing the problem.
 

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I cant remember the name of the Pain Med. but they looked it up and the side affects and they think that it was giving him the bloody poop. They were suppose to give it to him for 10 days..after 4 days they stopped.... They are going to change Vets on tuesday.....I told them to call the vet that they have now and ask for a copy of all of his records, and if they can get the xrays that would be good also.
 
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