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1) Is she still eating, drinking, urinating and defecating normally? 2) Any history of illness or injury? 3) On any medication?
Her history of a bladder infection and being kicked might be significant evidence that she needs to be checked. Dogs who are kicked are prone to joint and spinal disorders later in life as they can develop arthritis in those areas. As well, the abdomen and ribs along the side of the body protect the kidneys, which are linked to the urinary system. It's possible that a bladder/kidney infection could be causing her tenderness or, more likely, her back is causing her tenderness.Because this has been going on for a few days now, it's time to have her examined. This could be something as minor as just needing canine-safe NSAIDs and/or antibiotics or may be something more major. At 11 years of age, we cannot rule out more concerning afflictions with symptoms alone. X-rays and blood work may be recommended to try to get to the bottom of why she is painful in this area.
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