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    Help I think my dog is sick

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    Lucy is 9 and we think she has some doxie or corgi in her (short and long). She injured her back in the past, but it was an obvious injury (yelping with movement, visible muscle spasm).
    DD took her for a walk today. I wasn't home but she said she did fine and didn't get hurt. She is very slow to get moving, her back is arched and her tail is tucked. It's the same slow movement I make in the morning if I'm having a bad arthritis day. She's not really eating and refused to go outside to use the potty.

    I've palpated all along her spine with no obvious injury or cause of pain. When she injured her back before she yelped when the vet palpated her lower spine. There are no obvious signs of trauma and her belly isn't swollen and she didn't seem bothered when I palpated along her belly.

    I have no idea what this could be. I wish they could speak!
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    Take her to a vet?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsjennyy View Post
    Take her to a vet?
    It's in the plans. If she were yelping or acting out I'd take her to the emergency vet. I don't think it's warranted at this point, but she'll be going to her regular vet if it continues.
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    Doxie with an arched back? My money is on back or neck. And sometimes it can be difficult to elicit pain. I would go to a vet tomorrow. If she was having difficulty walking, I would say go tonight, but if she isnt having trouble walking (seeming weak or dragging her feet), then tomorrow should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.VinoVet View Post
    Doxie with an arched back? My money is on back or neck. And sometimes it can be difficult to elicit pain. I would go to a vet tomorrow. If she was having difficulty walking, I would say go tonight, but if she isnt having trouble walking (seeming weak or dragging her feet), then tomorrow should be fine.
    No foot drop, no incontinence- thank goodness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateAndrea View Post
    It's in the plans. If she were yelping or acting out I'd take her to the emergency vet. I don't think it's warranted at this point, but she'll be going to her regular vet if it continues.


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    Dogs, hell all animals, are incredibly stoic. They hide pain because it's instinctive. Injured/ill animals were always the first to go. Glad to hear you're taking her to be checked tomorrow, I hope she feels better soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BraveLilToaster View Post
    Dogs, hell all animals, are incredibly stoic. They hide pain because it's instinctive. Injured/ill animals were always the first to go. Glad to hear you're taking her to be checked tomorrow, I hope she feels better soon!
    but she isn't...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.VinoVet View Post
    Doxie with an arched back? My money is on back or neck. And sometimes it can be difficult to elicit pain. I would go to a vet tomorrow. If she was having difficulty walking, I would say go tonight, but if she isnt having trouble walking (seeming weak or dragging her feet), then tomorrow should be fine.
    exactly this. I would not wait if it continues or not I would go today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsjennyy View Post
    but she isn't...
    I totally missed that. So many others (including the veterinarian) said take her tomorrow and I thought OP was one of them, I didn't realize she said "if it continues." Please please OP be a responsible owner and take that poor dog to the vet TODAY.
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