was very active dog untill a couple months ago. She used to jump up and down and in circles just because she was happy, I would trow a ball up in the air and I have never seen a dog jump that high to get it!! I started noticing that she would still get very hyper when happy and would run in circles but she stoped jumping completely.
About a month it started that she could be just walking and all of a sudden she would just cry and look towards her back (it seem) . It was a cry as if something bit her or sting her. It was a shrot cry like I said like if she would of stepped on a something sharp for example.
Then it stopped for a while and now is really worse. Again, she could just be walking and then start screamming and crying but now it lasts much longer, she is in alot of pain when this happens. Now when she is crying like this she seems to bring her hips in an always looks for soemones legs to hide behind. She lays down, the pain stops and she get up like nothing has happend!
It is very strange, she can have one of these episodes, I bring her inside the house , lay her in a towel and all of a sudden she would hear something outside and go out running and barking!
Another strange thing is that we have taken her to the vet 3 times since it started and vet vet pulls, pushes, touches, everything form her foot to hip and she does not cry then!
A few observations are: 2 times has someone pet her real slow on her back and the screeming started and anothr is that now that the pain is worse she lifts her right foot when she is crying like this.
It really looks as if someting when touched or moved at a precise spot a nerve gets pinched or something. but again then she can run, bark, get up,lay down with no pain. It just comes out of nowhere.
but it is getting worse, and more ofter, and she is in a lot of pain. Does anyone have any idea of what could be and I can tell my vet to check??
This could be a pinched nerve like you said. It could be that only certain movements bring on the sharp pain, then it passes, and that's why she is ready to run around barking only moments after an 'episode'. Dogs live in the moment. They do not hang on to any emotion surrounding pain, like humans do. They do not worry like humans do. All they know is "do I feel pain right this minute?" If not, they will go back to normal.
Please do update us after you get the Xray results.
I hope your girl's ok.
I just read your post in the Expert Forum, but didn't want to comment there (I might be wrong, but think that is mostly the place for the vets to have their say??)
Anyway, I was wondering, as you mentioned that only a LIGHT touch on her back or legs can set off pain, whereas normal exercise doesn't appear to....if this could possibly be STATIC ELECTRICITY? I once stroked a cat, and he jumped and yelped (or whatever it's called that cats do!) Then the next moment, it was gone. But in that instance, I actually felt the static myself, as well.
This may not be so. But the idea occurred to me right now.
good luck tomorrow on the xray I hope it is just an injury that can be taken care of with steriods. That is what happened with a Doberman of mine many years ago. I couldn't tell you what it is just that if you have a good vet they will do what is best. Our pets grow so close to us it is hard when they are in pain.
gl to you and you are in my thoughts
I know it might sound bizarre, and I may be far off the mark here, but try cotton, wool, linen or natural cloth of some kind for her bed. Try that and see if it makes any difference.
(still on the static electricity possibility here!)
A friend bought special 'pet blankets' as a present for my dog, but she fairly crackled everytime I used them! Because they were made of synthetic fibre.
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