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My toy poodle has become sensitive to being touched she lets

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Hi my toy poodle has become sensitive to being touched she lets out a load yelp if she gets touch anywhere on her body she has eaten tonight and been for a walk it seems to be getting worse?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 10 months ago.

Good Morning 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 older poodles because of their conformation. Since she does not have any digestive issues, this is the most likely cause for this pain. Since this is deep within the vertebrae, she will not show pain when you touch or palpate these areas although this can become a generalized pain that can show anywhere on her body. 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 your girl to be sure that this is the case and that this treatment is appropriate.

Does that make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for your help I have taken
her to an emergency hospital last night and they have given me the same diagnoses ,good call thanks for advice
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 10 months ago.

I am so happy that your gal will feel better soon! I know this can be scary and good for you to take her to the ER vet. Thanks for the update!!

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