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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 long has this been going on?
2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
3- Is she walking any different?
4- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
5- Did she get into anything?
6- Any other symptoms?
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 as you may already know. Having an arch back suggest that she has back pain likely as a result of a pinched nerve as a result of a bulging disc or a pulled muscle. Less likely we can sometimes see similar symptoms with abdominal pain.
In this case, we are very limited as to what you can do at home. I would strongly recommend having her checked this morning by family veterinarian. If attending veterinarian confirms back pain they will start her on prescription anti inflammatory medication and pain killers. Untreated this can get worst and even lead to paralysis, for this reason it is important to have her treated as soon as possible. Do Not give over the counter pain killers, most are toxic to dogs and will interfere with certain medications your vet may need to use. In the meantime, limit physical activity to a short walk to urinate and defecate.
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