Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!
I am so sorry to hear Mya is not feeling well this evening. I will give you some basic guidelines that warrant a veterinary er visit tonight but if there is any hesitations then please have her seen. I worry with her breed about any type of back injury...
Recommend veterinary er
- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it
- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable
- Swollen abdomen
- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest
- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5
- No interest in food for 24+ hours
- No urination for 12+ hours
- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour
- Productive coughing
- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress
-Please restrict activity (which often they are already doing themselves but that means no steps/ stairs and only carrying to go potty)
-Rotate warm and cool compresses on the back in ten minute intervals to reduce pain and increase blood flow.
-Continue the light circular massage of the back legs but include up and down the back to stimulate blood flow if this is not too painful and will allow it.
- To be safe, pick your dog up please use one hand between front legs and then scooping behind back legs to avoid pressure in the middle of the back
- Pepcid (famotidine) 10 mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours for a few days to settle her stomach
- Cook some boiled chicken and white rice which is bland yet bulking for her
Please let me know if you have any additional questions this evening, I hope Mya is feeling better soon...
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