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I am sorry to hear about Thunder. Did he get bones in the goat meat? If this pain if from a bone in his colon, he would probably be straining to defecate, and possibly passing some blood while he strains.
There is a condition, called "limber tail" where the base of a dog's tail becomes very painful. The tail hangs down, he does not wag it and it is very painful if touched. We don't know the cause but the good news is it usually clears up after a few days. Pain medication can be helpful.
The only way to know if this is from a bone would be an Xray, or to reach inside with a finger and feel for bone pieces in his colon.
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