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Hello there, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear of Jane's discomfort! Whenever I hear of a dog reacting in pain as you are describing, I worry about something like a slipped disc in a dog's back or neck, causing sharp pain then they move in a certain way that aggravates the disc. If you are at home, will she let you press your fingers down along her spine, and move her head back and forth and up and down- does she react at all to this?
Ok. It is possible she jumped off a bed or sofa and fell badly or perhaps someone accidentally tripped over her? I would recommend that you take her in to your vet for an exam to be sure that is the only issue so that they can give her some safe pain medication. In the meantime, if she will tolerate it you can apply an icepack (covered in a cloth so not directly cold on the skin) for 5 to 10 minutes a few times a day to help relieve some pain.
I don't normally recommend any over the counter pain medications because they just are not as safe as the prescription medications we have available for pain. I have attached an article here for you about aspirin (I know you said you gave some) so you can read up on it: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=552. Please let me know if you have any other questions. If you do not, please take a moment to rate our conversation so we can know if you were satisfied with your answer and I can get credit for helping answer your question. I wish you the best of luck! Thank you.
Hello, just wondering how your pup is doing now?