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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am sorry to hear your Aussie is having difficulties. Is there any chance she could have injured herself, fallen off the bed or steps that has resulted in an injury to her back? Often they don't cry out but show symptoms of trembling (an indicator of pain), hesitating to move around, moving stiff/ tail tuckedThis would definitely be my first inclination...when in this type of pain dogs will not eat or drink and medications are required to control their pain once diagnosed and get them comfortable so that they will recover and begin to eat/ drink again...Is this possible in her condition?
Unfortunately I can attest to the fact that it doesn't even have to be something they did. I have herniated discs in my back by just walking around and at one point shaking out a sheet. With her symptoms my first inclination is orthopedic or neurologic pain. I have had dogs that come in that have not done anything out of the ordinary and this is the diagnosis...
I hope you were able to get her to your veterinarian today.Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today
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