Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Veterinary Questions
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How old is your dog?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
4- Any other symptoms?
1- Is he walking any different?
2- Any vomiting?
3- Did he get into anything?
How long has this been going on?
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Friend, the symptoms that you are describing are consistent with being in pain, the fact that he is reluctant to jump and go up stairs we need to consider neuromuscular pain as a result of back or hip pain. Less likely we can also see similar symptoms with abdominal pain.
In this case unfortunately we are limited as what you can do at home. I would recommend a hands on examination with family vet in the morning. If your vet concludes that it is neuromuscular pain they will start him on prescription anti inflammatory medications. Do Not give over the counter pain killers most are toxic to dogs and will interfere with certain medications that your vet may want to use.
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