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Good Morning Cindy and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
Most likely your gal has suffered an injury to a disc in her back. This is very common in this breed because of their conformation. Since she does not have any digestive issues, this is the most likely cause for her pain. Since this is deep within the vertebrae, she will not show pain when you touch or palpate these areas. This can happen when she jumps up or down on something or just moves the wrong way. The best thing you can do for now as long as she is eating, is to give her aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs. This will decrease the inflammation that is causing this pain and start to stabilize this disc. Do not allow her to jump on or off anything or even climb stairs to allow this disc to stabilize. It is best to have your vet examine her to be sure that this is the case and that this treatment is appropriate. The fact that she is not having a bowel movement means that she is in so much pain that she does not want to do this.
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