My dog is sick..

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CheshireCat
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Post by CheshireCat »

So Sorry to hear your puppy is sick!!:-1



What kind of dog is she, how old, what is her weight? (I have a DVM in the other room!) :-6
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Oh, poor puppy! I wish they could she her today, Val will give you some advice if she gets on, she knows dogs so well.
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Could be Hip Dysplasia, it shows up in middle aged dogs. Is there any way she got hit?
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Post by valerie »

Well, thanks Chons I was going to wait for a DVM!! ;)



Is she overweight at 50 pounds? Sounds to me like it might be a

slipped disc/pinched nerve thing.



They tolerate aspirin pretty well, but I'd give her some food with it.

Since you say she isn't eating, how about something that she really

considers a treat? Bit of chicken, perhaps. Anything non-spicy non-fatty.



Good luck and do let us know!



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Poor Flopster's pupster! :-1

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She must be in a great deal of pain if she can't manage 2 steps poor love,

Hope it's nothing too serious Flop x
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Hey, Flops

It sounds like what Val said, possibly a slipped disc or pinched nerve. The pain would cause her to go off her food, so that makes sense, too. It could also be an injury to her tail, believe it or not.

When is your appointment with the vet? Give buffered aspirin, but never Tylenol, it's toxic to dogs.

Let us know how it goes at the vet, ok?

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abbey
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flopstock wrote: Well the aspirin seemed to help..gave it to her in hamburger meat...that perked her up, 'cause by time i got home at 5 she had eatten her food...even managed to pooh a little could although tell it was bothering her a lot to produce a little..



and of course you feel like a total idiot doing an inspection of what she gave up, but at this point -anything for clues..:wah:



She's drinking bowl after bowl of water though...i hope she's flushing her system
Is she peeing?
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Hey, hows the Pup?
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chonsigirl
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Oh, maybe Floppy has her at the vet!
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That's good to hear.
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Wonderful news, Floppy! I was worried for you. I'm glad it's nothing serious! :-6
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Post by CARLA »

Heck dogs are just like us, they can pull muscles and have arthritis, kidney infection, bladder infections... Poor thing was so sore she couldn't move. Go easy on her Floppy, and keep up the asprin regime...;)
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I'm glad she is not yelping in pain today, and rest will help her. A pulled muscle sure can hurt, poor doggie.:-4

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