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Hi this is Dr. Gabby. It sounds like he is having pain. Possibly in his hips or spine. It is difficult to tell without doing an exam.
I am also thinking he should be checked by a vet for underlying pain because he could be afraid your son is going to hurt him when he pets him.
I would keep the dog away from your son until he is examined by a vet.
Is there anyway you could take him to the emergency vet today?
Is he on any medications?
How much does he weigh?
Ok thank you.
If he could see a vet today that would be great.
If not you can give him over the counter human aspirin for pain. It has to be given with a meal or it could cause gastrointestinal upset.
Adult aspirin usually comes in 325 mg tablets. Give him 1/2 a tablet every 12 hours until you can get him to a vet.
Since he is agitated you can put it in a treat like lunch meat, canned dog food, peanut butter, or cheese.
If he starts to become weak or paralyzed in the hind end then he needs to see a vet right away because that can indicate a herniated or ruptured disc in his back and that needs treatment right away.
Otherwise try to get him seen by a vet as soon as you can.
If you can find the sore area you can apply an ice pack for 20 minutes every hour.
What if you press down his spine or over his hips? Were you able to read what I wrote?
To be honest I can not tell you where the location of the injury is and if it serious or not serious without dong an exam.
I would check him for fleas but I think he hurt his back or hips when he jumped.
Since he started yelping when he jumped I would say it is related to some kind of trauma to his back or hips.
It could be a muscle strain, or a strained ligament in his hips, or arthritis flare up in his spine or hips. I know he is younger so I am hoping it is not arthritis.