How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 19294
Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Gary is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog hasn't eaten or drank water all day at times when I

Customer Question

My dog hasn't eaten or drank water all day at times when I carry him as I put him down he gives out a cry. He had a bowl movement this morning and has pee'd just a little at a time he was shaking when I got home but now has stopped he just lays on the bed his stomach fells tight
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 months ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. It sounds like your dog is painful. In a young small breed dog like this, the most common cause is back pain from a herniated disc. We don't usually know how it happens, but we see typical signs. We see trembling, weakness, panting and reluctance to jump up or do stairs. The diagnosis is usually made on palpation of the spine. We treat with anti-inflammatory meds (Rimadyl) + something for nerve pain (Gabapentin). We also recommend rest for 1-2 weeks. If you want to try something at home, you could give some Aspirin. The safe dose in dogs is 5 mg per lb every 12-24 hours, as needed. If you want more effective treatment, I would use your vet or an ER vet in the area for the other meds I mentioned. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 months ago.
Hi John Allen,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Thorzine. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary