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Have you checked the anal glands at all? These are located on either side of the anus. Look for any swelling or redness in the area.
Thank you that is good. Given the breed, the next thing to look at would be a problem with the spine, the tissue that cushions the discs sometimes hardens and presses on the spine causing pain. You will see a dog that is not interested in playing, climbing steps, or jumping on and off furniture.
That would have to be done by x ray or myelogram. Check the gums to be sure they are pink and not pale or white.
then check them for capillary refill time. Press and release a finger on the gums, the area should blanch and return to the normal color. If it takes less than one second or more than two seconds to return to normal she is ill.
If the gums look okay and she is eating and drinking then you can try giving her an anti inflamatory. Do you have anything like Rimadyl for her?
If she is not already on an anti inflammatory drug such as Rimadyl you can try giving some buffered aspirin and I will direct you to a site that goes over dosage. http://www.walkervalleyvet.com/otc-meds.htm
Try to keep her well rested for now , no play just outings for potty
You can also take her temperature rectally. You can use any thermometer. Normal should be between 100.5 and 102.5, if it nears just over 103 then she has a fever and this can be due to an infection/illness in the body.
If you find that the aspirin helps you can wait on the vet appointment but do keep notes on when this occurs, how long it lasts, and changes in activity as I mentioned above about the play and jumping on furniture.
At that time you will want to ask your vet for a safer anti inflammatory for dogs such as Rimadyl to have on hand as this can come and go. Much like a human that has back problems, they are not always in pain but if they move wrong they can throw their back out
With aspirn and rest you should see improvement by tomorrow
I will be tossing good thoughts Jack's way. I Just noticed I called him a her ! Adding insult to his injury! So sorry
okay best of luck to you:)
I am so happy to hear this! So it can be taken care of easy enough with antibiotics. Thank you for keeping me posted!