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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog is in pain - she is OK lying still but struggles when

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My dog is in pain - she is OK lying still but struggles when moving around
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Unfortunately, perceived pain is too nonspecific for me to comment on intelligently. I would need to thoroughly examine your dog which might also include diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests, X-rays or ultrasound imaging. Can you clarify "struggles when moving around" for me? Is she lame? Is she ataxic ("drunken sailor")? Does she a problem rising from a prone position, jumping up or down, or navigating steps? How old is she and does she suffer from any pre-existing disorders?