It seems to be either her back or back legs. She was absolutely fine yesterday afternoon (though we did have a wild game of fetch!) and was jumping off the chair and everything like she always does. At no time did she yelp in pain. But last night, she refused to jump on my bed to go to sleep. I could see she wanted to and she circled the bed anxiously. This morning she did jump on it once, but then wouldn't do so again. When we headed down the stairs, she did not race down them like her butt was on fire, and take them three at a time like she usually does. Instead, she moved more carefully and took them one at a time, and when she went up them, she kind of hopped. She is not limping. It seems that climbing/going up is the issue. Other than that, she seems just fine.
I am thinking she pulled a muscle, but thought I would ask here if anyone thought she might have done something more serious? I will take her to the vet, if needed obviously, but right now am not sure that is required.
She needs an anti inflamatory probably.......and rest...no jumping!
I'd be taking her to the vet for meds...but others would try a baby aspirin to see if it helps.
REST is real important!!!!
I bet she over did it when she was playing. I don't have any advice, but I hope she is better very soon.
I bought some baby aspirin. What is the dosage I should give her? She is 17 lbs.
Well Beatrice seems back to herself. I found the dosage for baby aspirin and gave it to her. Now I am having trouble keeping her quiet. She knows not the meaning of that word!
You may need to crate her to complete the healing process.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
It's good to hear that she's back to herself. I agree that you may have to crate her so she can heal.
Dad to Wonka and Miss Nilla
I know how hard it is to crate a baby.....
Ben is spending a lot of time in the puppy pen! He's not safe with the puppy and she needs the running and housebreaking! Thankfully, right now, he's sleeping a lot. That will diminish as his eye feels better! But, I'll be playing musical dogs til he's nicely healed!
Actually.....will be doing it longer.....will let you know next week!
Anyway........crating for the short term is so much better than having continuous problems...and each time being worse than the one before! If your girl is not used to a crate....then put her in a small area.
If she's doing better......I'd at least get her checked out by a chiropractor.
If you're not crating, no jumping or running around! Put her in a small area when you have to leave her alone.
Beatrice is crated when I am not home, so she spent all day yesterday and part of today in her crate. Came home, let her out and she then went racing down the stairs like her butt was on fire! Sigh. She is a very energetic lil pugger, so unless I keep her in the crate (where she will spin and dance, anyway) it is kind of hard to keep her down. Hopefully, it was just sore muscles.
So there are dog chiropractors? What do they charge for a massage? I am thinking she does not get one unless I do! ;-)