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My dog has been crying all night when she jumps out of the

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My dog has been crying all night when she jumps out of the chair. She absolutely has not gotten hurt and she is in heat but she's never had a problem with that either?? And now she's acting like it hurts her to move or lay down!! She acts like it's her hip but she hasn't got hurt! I cannot find anything online that says her female parts can hurt! Can dogs get appendicitis? I'm just extremely worried and my vet doesn't open till morning

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Crying when jumping up or down or simply moving about in a 5 year old suggests myelopathy (spinal cord disorder) such as intervertebral disk disease or perhaps her hips are painful due to osteoarthritis (hip dysplasia). I don't believe that her behavior is related to her heat period and, no, dogs don't have an appendix. Her vet will want to perform a thorough physical exam paying particular attention to her spine and hips. X-rays of those areas may be recommended. I'm sorry that I can't be more specific for you from here. I, too, would need to examine such a patient.