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Old 03-11-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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Omg I don't know what happened!! I'm really worried....

I've posted other threads about this issue, but never got any responses, and I am just SO incredibly worried. Last night, we were up until 1:00am looking for Lola. We are house-sitting at my parents house. I was kind of asleep but my boyfriend was up because Lola was acting really strange. She was pacing back and forth down the hallway. Then, all of a sudden, she let out a VERY loud shriek and ran off!! We have NO idea what happened. It seemed as if she was hurt or something. We were searching for her for 45 minutes! I had treats and everything. It's VERY RARE that she doesn't come out for treats!! I finally found her when she came out from under the guest bed (even though we looked there many times), and I just held her and she was shaking. I tried giving her a treat but she wouldn't eat it.

It even woke up our other dog, with her shrieking. The cat was asleep on the couch, so it wasn't him that caused it. The house was completely silent. This has happened before a couple months ago. She just shrieked like she was so hurt and we had no idea what happened! I picked her up and she was in complete and utter terror, and shaking uncontrollably.

My boss thinks I should call the vet. I think I should. It's just SO weird. It REALLY worries me! That shrieking is SOOOOOOO SCARY!!! Does anyone know what could be going on??? I REALLY need help with this. Do you think it could be something internal??

Thanks so much everyone!! I REALLY hope I can get some feedback about this. Have a great day!!!
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:35 AM   #2
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Just to be sure, I'd call the vet NOW! Please keep us informed.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:43 AM   #3
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I don't think there is any way to know what it is without doing some testing.
Maybe she is in pain or maybe something neurological with an odd presentation is going on. I would be concerned about the pacing and shaking. Did you feel her all over to see if she hurts anywhere?
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As always, I agree with Ellie May. The pacing to me sounds like it could be neurologic problems. I would call the vet!
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Default Awh man :(

I SOOO appreciate the feedback!! I took your advice, and just called the vet. Spoke to the assistant and he's gonna have the vet call me back. He said that is very weird, and he is worried about it. God, I REALLY hope it's not neurological!!!!!! My boss thought pain as well....I did feel around a little bit to see if she was hurt, but didn't seem to be, although it could be internal.

A while back she got into my birth control, and I had to rush her to the vet immediately where they induced vomiting. I'm just hoping it's not from that. I'm so anxious waiting for the vet to call back. I'm at work, but just asked my boyfriend how she is this morning, and he said she seems okay, but still a bit anxious. I hope she's okay!!!
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I SOOO appreciate the feedback!! I took your advice, and just called the vet. Spoke to the assistant and he's gonna have the vet call me back. He said that is very weird, and he is worried about it. God, I REALLY hope it's not neurological!!!!!! My boss thought pain as well....I did feel around a little bit to see if she was hurt, but didn't seem to be, although it could be internal.

A while back she got into my birth control, and I had to rush her to the vet immediately where they induced vomiting. I'm just hoping it's not from that. I'm so anxious waiting for the vet to call back. I'm at work, but just asked my boyfriend how she is this morning, and he said she seems okay, but still a bit anxious. I hope she's okay!!!
Well the screaming, shaking and possibly pacing indicates pain but if it happened awhile back and went away for this long, that wouldn't make too much sense.

The pacing, shaking and possibly screaming could indicate some neurological.
The only way to be sure is with a vet visit.

Or maybe she is hearing something in the house that you aren't? They can hear pretty well... That wouldn't explain the screaming though.
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Good luck with the vet visit. I hope he can figure out what's bothering
her and fix it. Really strange and I can imagine how worried you must
be. It's not an ordinary issue.
Did you check the pads on her feet? Just a thought that perhaps something
is sticking in one and causing pain from time to time.
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If it was a one time deal, that would be one thing, but the concerning part is her behavior consistently. This whole shrieking deal has happened on multiple occassions, and sometimes she just sits in the corner of the room, and shakes and whines (can't remember if I already said that), and that happens pretty consistently. Still waiting for the vet to call back.

I can't even say how much I appreciate everyone's responses!! Thank you so much.....
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If it was a one time deal, that would be one thing, but the concerning part is her behavior consistently. This whole shrieking deal has happened on multiple occassions, and sometimes she just sits in the corner of the room, and shakes and whines (can't remember if I already said that), and that happens pretty consistently. Still waiting for the vet to call back.

I can't even say how much I appreciate everyone's responses!! Thank you so much.....

Oh honey that must be so frightening and worrysome.
I do hope things work out for both of you.
I feel so bad for her and you too not knowing how to
reasure her and fix it.
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Love Just spoke with the vet....

I'm going to be taking her in today at 2. The vet had a lot of information, but basically said, these things can be very difficult to assess. He asked if she is actively on flea/tick medication (which she is), cuz flea bites could cause that. He also asked if she scoots her bum across the floor a lot (which she does), so it could be something with her anal glands. He also asked if she gets spider bites (and she has had some), but these are the basic things that could be causing this behavior. These are the things that would be easy to figure out and treat. So hopefully it's just that.

He then said, it could be something in her brain as well, and this is a lot harder to figure out. It could be very costly, and require brain scans, etc. I'm just praying this is not the case.

Today, they will just give her an exam, and do blood work/urine tests, and see if they can figure anything out. Otherwise, if they can't find anything, I'm thinking I will just monitor her behavior and see if its necessary to do the more intense neurological tests. If this behavior continues, then I'll probably have to go that route.

Hopefully, it's just something easy, and can be treated easily. You all should be vets, I swear!!! You were all SOO informative, and were right on with what my vet said!! It's amazing! I'll post an update after the vet appointment, and let you know what they've decided. Man, poor Lola HATES the vet!!! She's gonna be sad, when she realizes where we are going this afternoon
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good luck at your appointment I hope everything works out the easy way for you
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Good luck today! Just curious - how do you recognize spider bites on her?
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Good luck today! Just curious - how do you recognize spider bites on her?
Well I assume they were spider bites, because sometimes she will get a little bump on her, and then it goes away. The first time she got one, I had it checked out. Dr. said it was probably a bite of some sort. So now, I kind of know what they look/feel like.
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I too think a vet visit would be a good idea. It could be something that can be fixed easily if you catch it in time. Does she ever seem to have night mares?
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