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Old 02-15-2010, 08:29 PM   #1
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Omg yelping in pain :( ???

This evening Mija was fine one minute and all of a sudden she starts yelping at the top of her lungs. She wasn't near anything and hadn't done anything that could have hurt her. I tried to pick her up but she just sat down abruptly yelping even louder. She then moved away from me and changed positions every 5 seconds like if she was very uncomfortable. She tried stretching (like a cat would; paws infront of her bum up in the air) and lying down on the floor with her paws infront of her (which she never does). When I tried to touch her to see where her pain was coming from she would just yelp even louder. When she calmed down and I finally got to touch her she was really stiff and I could see in her face she didn't feel well. It took her a few minutes to get up and walk to her bed. She seems fine now, she ate and played like she always does and does not seem to be in pain anywhere. I called my vet while it was all happening and she said it could be a number of things and told me to wait and see, but shes fine now so I still dont know. I just can't think of what could have happened to her for her to start yelping like that...i'm so worried. Shes so tiny and has been through so much that I hate to think that something is wrong again. Has anyone ever lived this or know what it might have been?
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Did she recently get any vaccinations? My Zeus was in horrible pain the day after getting his shots. Wouldn't even let us touch him. Glad she seems to be doing better now. Keep us posted on how she does.
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no her last vaccines were in october and she hasn't been through anything traumatic either. It was so random...

thanks anyways!
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She could have had a muscle spasm in her back or something. I have heard they can be a real pain to the babies. I know they are a pain to me, so I can only imagine for them. They happen pretty quick so maybe??

Hope nothing serious.

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Keep an eye on her. Hope all is well....Keep us posted
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What do you mean "she's been through so much" - did she have health issues before that might offer clues?

It could be digestive - given her position of butt in the air like that. Is her tummy grumbling, gassy or hard? Did you switch food? Did you feed her anything fatty, btw?
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She could have had a muscle spasm in her back or something. I have heard they can be a real pain to the babies. I know they are a pain to me, so I can only imagine for them. They happen pretty quick so maybe??

Hope nothing serious.

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I'd have to agree about a muscle spasm, they are very painful. The stretching would be a pretty good indicator of that. I'd say just watch her too as long as she seems fine now.
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This evening Mija was fine one minute and all of a sudden she starts yelping at the top of her lungs. She wasn't near anything and hadn't done anything that could have hurt her. I tried to pick her up but she just sat down abruptly yelping even louder. She then moved away from me and changed positions every 5 seconds like if she was very uncomfortable. She tried stretching (like a cat would; paws infront of her bum up in the air) and lying down on the floor with her paws infront of her (which she never does). When I tried to touch her to see where her pain was coming from she would just yelp even louder. When she calmed down and I finally got to touch her she was really stiff and I could see in her face she didn't feel well. It took her a few minutes to get up and walk to her bed. She seems fine now, she ate and played like she always does and does not seem to be in pain anywhere. I called my vet while it was all happening and she said it could be a number of things and told me to wait and see, but shes fine now so I still dont know. I just can't think of what could have happened to her for her to start yelping like that...i'm so worried. Shes so tiny and has been through so much that I hate to think that something is wrong again. Has anyone ever lived this or know what it might have been?
that would scare me too. I'm going to add to the guesses - could she be constipated ? When they are - they'll be very very uncomfortable and act like they don't know where to sit down etc -

I imagine dogs get muscle spasms like humans but am not sure...also - maybe her tummy hurt ? - man - that could be so many things .....
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My dog recently exhibited similar behavior and symptoms as Mija, aside from the yelping. It was severe gas and constipation in Maximo's case.

Hope Mija is feeling better today.
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thanks everyone! Mija is doing great this morning! Although I didn't get much sleep because I was constantly checking up on her ! I know it wasn't constipation and she hadn't eaten anything other than her kibble, so nothing new. The muscle spasm makes sense though...especially since she didnt seem to be hurting anywhere when I touched her afterwards. Im just so glad she's ok now!
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What do you mean "she's been through so much" - did she have health issues before that might offer clues?

It could be digestive - given her position of butt in the air like that. Is her tummy grumbling, gassy or hard? Did you switch food? Did you feed her anything fatty, btw?

It was not related to what had happened to her before. When I said she's been through so much, it was just because there is always something going on with her. 5 days after I got her she almost died from a virus that was in the water at the breeders. Later she almost died again because her blood sugar was too low even if we gave her supplements-she's hypoglycemic. Then she gets the shot for kennel cough and she develops it. She somehow managed to get into my closed purse!? and open a pack of gum then proceed to eating most of it...the gum contained xylitol which is toxic. She's a tough one but I just hate to think that this was another thing that would make her suffer
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This evening Mija was fine one minute and all of a sudden she starts yelping at the top of her lungs. She wasn't near anything and hadn't done anything that could have hurt her. I tried to pick her up but she just sat down abruptly yelping even louder. She then moved away from me and changed positions every 5 seconds like if she was very uncomfortable. She tried stretching (like a cat would; paws infront of her bum up in the air) and lying down on the floor with her paws infront of her (which she never does). When I tried to touch her to see where her pain was coming from she would just yelp even louder. When she calmed down and I finally got to touch her she was really stiff and I could see in her face she didn't feel well. It took her a few minutes to get up and walk to her bed. She seems fine now, she ate and played like she always does and does not seem to be in pain anywhere. I called my vet while it was all happening and she said it could be a number of things and told me to wait and see, but shes fine now so I still dont know. I just can't think of what could have happened to her for her to start yelping like that...i'm so worried. Shes so tiny and has been through so much that I hate to think that something is wrong again. Has anyone ever lived this or know what it might have been?
sounds like a seizure to me have a blood panel and pre and post biles on her to rule out liver shunt- how old is she
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What do you mean "she's been through so much" - did she have health issues before that might offer clues?

It could be digestive - given her position of butt in the air like that. Is her tummy grumbling, gassy or hard? Did you switch food? Did you feed her anything fatty, btw?
yes this is true also as prayer position is what they do with pancreatitis but she was not vomitting or having diarhea and mine has never yelped in pain just tossed and turned and mass vomitting - maybe constipation but i would have her bile acid tested and blood work done if it has not been done before
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It was not related to what had happened to her before. When I said she's been through so much, it was just because there is always something going on with her. 5 days after I got her she almost died from a virus that was in the water at the breeders. Later she almost died again because her blood sugar was too low even if we gave her supplements-she's hypoglycemic. Then she gets the shot for kennel cough and she develops it. She somehow managed to get into my closed purse!? and open a pack of gum then proceed to eating most of it...the gum contained xylitol which is toxic. She's a tough one but I just hate to think that this was another thing that would make her suffer
so i am assuming you had blood work on her and her ALT was not high? Hypoglycemic and liver issues go hand in hand.
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I didn't think it was a seizure because my neighbors little poodle is epileptic and i've seen her having a seizure a few times and it was nothing like that. There was no vomitting or diarhea and she had pooped that morning and again last night like she usually does so no constipation. She's had blood work and all done before but I think i'll take her to the vet anyways so im 100% positive everything is ok.
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