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Hello. Thanks for the question.
This is a little strange. I don't know for sure what is going on, but it does sound like something is upsetting him or causing pain. I would wonder if he ate something that is upsetting the stomach. That could lead to some pain every time the stomach or intestines start to move. We can see dogs with GI pain have intermittent painful reactions. In that case, we usually just give them time to resolve. You could try an antacid like Pepcid (Famotidine)- 10 mg every 12-24 hours. You could also try some Benadryl to take the edge off. The dose of Benadryl in dogs is 1-2 mg per lb body weight.
If the signs worsen to more constant muscle tremors or seizures, then go to an ER vet. As long as they're improving and resolving over the next 8-12 hours, then he should be fine.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
It could be a disc herniation that is pinching a nerve. It sure sounds like GI pain though with the normal periods and then sharp pain. Either way, rest and sleep should help. Benadryl may be enough to get him to sleep and rest for you.
I'm sorry I can't give you a definitive answer. The signs are pretty vague signs of pain. That pain could be one of many things. I'm giving you the most common and some things you can do at home.
Without an exam, we're not going to know for sure. Even with an exam, a lot of those guys we end up treating symptomatically.
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No problem. I hope everything turns out ok.
Have a good night.