i dont know what to do. When there is too much pressure on the spinal cord, permanent damage can occur. Also, we she is just laying down she makes small noises, like she's in pain. He stays still (as do i) until my daughter finishes her playfulness. Replies. IF your dog ever is dragging its legs or having difficulty getting up, she should be seen by a vet right away. Recently our dog has been yelping when her head is touched, she hasn't been letting anyone touch her head, but touching the rest of her body is fine. My dog I brought back from Panama, Queso, is having neck pain and I don't know why. she is acting strange to. You could distract her from her interest and she would stand back up, but in a few seconds, start lowering her back end again. Your veterinarian may even have trouble determining the location. I just came back from being away, my sister watch the dog for me and gave her the injections. By getting upset when you touch his front paws, your dog might be interpreting your behavior as being an "alpha" one. Hmmm sounds like it. and making it sound like a really meant it. When I returned, she said she loved to have my dogs but she could never do the injections again because of the screaming issue. My own dog growled at my children for about three years before he learned to trust them when they were petting him with one hand. And because there are a number of causes for neck and back pain, zeroing in on the underlying cause may take some time. He might growl and show teeth various times and each time i yell his name, so something like "no! One thing has remained questionable: When we pick her up, if we lift her front legs at all (as would be the "normal" way to pick up a dog her size), she screams and yelps like we're torturing her. Well, my dog Minnie hasn't been herself lately. 5 years ago. She is about 7 and a half. She has a background of hormonal issues and every spring she would develop skin allergies and get sores on different arts of her body, mostly her tummy. And back legs . Your dog is not just being dramatic when it yelps in pain. She makes a sound I've never heard before. Update: Thanks! The pups go limp and allow their mother to carry them back to safety. Whether you're attempting just to pet his paws or to trim his too-long nails, your pet might perceive your paw-touching action as a display of social status, and in turn might make a big show of expressing to you that he objects to it and won't stand for it. Really digging in .also wines when I touch her back end ..towards her bottom arear . I have no idea what is going on with him. She can lift her head just fine, no lame limbs, she eats and drinks normally . The first I knew he was in pain was when he yelped while chewing a bone. She knows exactly how to grab them so that she doesn’t cause any pain or harm. My dog winces in pain/yelps/tenses up when we touch her neck. Changes in their body and posture . My weiner dog has been slowly walking around and when i touch her by her hind legs, she yelps. What I did was I would throw a magazine at her so that it would fall right in front of her as she was running away, while at the same time saying "no!" AnnStaub September 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM. Delete. I guess I’m just trying to vent a little bit and share my experience, but I’m glad I found others out there that are experiencing the same thing. Many times the dog has growled and displayed teeth to my daughter when she grabs/hugs him around the neck or torso. Reply Delete. What could possibly be wrong with my dog? He cant get comfortable, or find the right spot to just lay down. This is sometimes coupled with depression, lethargy, and mental dullness. Dog back pain is something that many dogs have to deal with at some point, but for a number of different reasons. Maybe you’re confusing yelping with barking? Occasionally when I pick him up, he will do a little yelp, but I'm always very cautious when picking him up since he has yelped in the past so it hasn't happened recently. For the most part she is pretty calm for a pup. I assumed she was just having growing pains and would try to rub her back or back legs to relieve it. But she eats alright and drinks alright. If you’ve ever seen a mama dog with her puppies, you’ve probably seen her pick them up by their scruff when they wander too far away. She already has an appt. If your dog normally enjoys being touched and is suddenly making moves to avoid your touch, pain may be the culprit. My 7 month old American bull dog has a habit of swaying her head back and forth from side to side quite often except when she is busy or sleeping My pup stands and sways her head back and forth when she is outside mostly. Obviously, we don't make a habit of lifting her up this way anymore. as a puppy she would wake up in middle of night and move around trying to get comfortable, looking at her back end and eventually curls into a ball and yelps. He quivers when he’s touched on his flanks and back. Although doggie moms carry their pups by the scruff, it is not recommended to carry dogs in this way. In addition, my scottie nipped many hands as strangers would reach out to touch her. A dog with sudden paralysis needs to be seen by a veterinarian in order for the spinal damage to be assessed and treated. If your dog is yelping you should go see what is the matter. 8. She has started this after she was spayed at 5 months. He’s a very loving pet, until the circling starts. If your dog ever cries out in pain for no apparent reason, it is most likely due to back or neck pain. Since dogs are not great at communicating what is wrong with them, if you notice your dog is experiencing pain, you should have them looked at by a vet, as the cause could be something serious. It seems to be kind of where the "tuck" is in his stomach, if you know what I mean. she seems to be walking okay but if u touch her to rough on her legs her foot her back her stomach anywhere she yelps really loud. She just came in the house with glazed over eyes and walking like she couldn't tell where the floor was. The area she's paying attention to is classic for flea allergy. We are at our wits end. I have been home less than an hour and he has been yelping here and there. It seems to last for about 2-3 minutes. This use to be no problem. The dog may not be able to stand, and when it tries to move it "wheelbarrows" forward, its front paws pulling its back end along. My friend asked me if he has been doing this with me and I told her no. I took her to the emergency vet and they said that she had a bruised cervical collar. It has never happened before & I take her every 5 or 6 weeks.i put my jacket in a plastic bag they … Both rescue dogs took over a year to learn to tolerate being touched by a strangers and much longer to enjoy it. I can call her and she stops. Replies. He has been jumping up and down from her car with ease and playing with her dog as well. my dog suddenly gave out a few yelps then she started barking and wouldn't stop, she ran under the table and wouldnt come out to be comforted, do you think this was a sign she was in pain? In reality, scooting is a dog’s way of trying to alleviate something wrong back there. She is use to me touching her face and everything. Unfortunately, your dog can not tell you where it hurts, and it can be difficult to determine the exact location when your dog has been injured and is in obvious pain. Something might have happened suddenly that hurt, like a bug bite or someone stepped on a paw. Immediatly i yell his name, crouch down and give him "the eye". Have 14 yr old Yorker rescue my question is when anal glands are expressed should all poops come out I took my dog today bc she was scooting 2 new assistants took her in the back & brought her back to me within a minute I was covered my entire jacket slacks & my boots were covered in poop. A yelp is generally more high pitched. We would call this “saggy bum” and had no idea as to what it would ultimately amount to. Here are a few of the most common causes for back pain in dogs. Swelling of the paws, legs, and face is a sign of pain that could be caused by inflammation, infection or even cancer. Like /u/beeasaurusrex said get x-rays, also getting his blood chemistry & urine analasied will really help in homing in on what could possibly be wrong with bodily functions. She has almost come to a point where she stoped walking all toghether. She doesn't exhibit any other symptoms. It used to just happen when putting on her collar/leash, but now it happens whenever you touch her neck area. She wasn't crying but I have no idea what happened outside that caused this. Sometimes when I touch him on his sides, even extremely gently, he will yelp. Our 6 month old pup cant lay down, and just circles between my lap and my wifes lap.parts of days he raring to go with us in our car. My dog has been been yelping when i try to pick her up or move her and she won't jump up on the bed or anything which is her favorite thing to do. What could it be? That might mean an itch, irritation, pain, or problem. then she seems to be fine. Dogs don’t yelp for no reason. The problem is that if I touch her nose she winces and if I try to open her mouth she yelps in pain. He wants to but cant, he almost falls asleep but cant. To my dismay, after the teeth were pulled I realized that he must have been uncomfortable for quite a while. Excessive grooming of the rear may indicate fleas or worms. Got my red heeler as a puppy and she is now 1.5 yr old. A yelp is a cry of pain or fright. I had a problem with my dog running away from me when I approached her (this was happening when she was a pup), I know how frustrating it can be since nothing seemed to be working for me either. My dog Juniper just had some major dentistry done, when it turned out his two upper carnassial teeth – those big square ones near the back of the jaw – were cracked, and one had an abscess underneath. My 3-year-old Rottie/Shepherd mix seems to be very touch sensitive. She palpapted him to see if he would respond to a painful touch, but he showed no signs of hurting. If your dog is pacing back and forth repeatedly, difficulty getting comfortable, or is sleeping a lot less, there could be an underlying issue. 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