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1- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- Did she get into anything?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
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Friend, when a dog is having episodes of arching or a humped back this is a sign of either abdominal or back pain. The fact that this is happening intermittently and she is lethargic I am inclined to believe this could be back pain. A very common cause is a pinched nerve as a result of a bulging disc. In this case, if you have access to ER veterinarian I would have her checked tonight. You see, the sooner we start treatment if this is related to a pinched nerve the better the prognosis and response to therapy.
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