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Hello. Thanks for the question.
I don't think the shrimp is the culprit. It sounds like he threw his back out. Disc herniations in the back are very common in frenchies. Most dogs present with pain, an arched back, reluctance to jump up or do stairs and sometimes just crying out periodically or when picked up.
We typically diagnose them on neurologic exam. An MRI or CT is needed to confirm the diagnosis, but we save those for the paralyzed dogs- few and far between.
Most of these mild back dogs do well with 1-2 weeks of exercise restriction and pain management. I typically use a combination of an anti-inflammatory (Rimadyl) + a nerve pain med (Gabapentin).
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Yeah, it does sound like a back. The only other thing I'd check, would be her gum color. If her gums are pink, then that's good. If they're pale/ white, then I would start worrying about something else.
It sure sounds like a back, though- especially the yelping and reluctance to jump up on the bed. Those are classic back pain signs. To generate a pain response on palpation, you really need to know how to palpate the spine. It's not something where I would expect you to just rub her back and pick up that response.
Good, pink gums are normal. Trembling is a common sign of pain- also fits with back pain. I would take her in to start some pain meds. It doesn't have to be an ER visit, but I'd call your vet when they open and try to get her seen.
You're very welcome. I get it!