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Often a dog after grooming will behave differently than normal. In some cases it can be the result of having the hair cut alone. In other cases, there may be a thermal burn due to hot clippers if the coat was cut a little too close. In other cases, if the anal glands were expressed, a dog may be uncomfortable from the procedure and not act entirely normal either. The other possibility is that he may have twisted while being groomed and injured a disc in the back. In a case like that, a dog might move slower, avoid jumping up or stairs.
Let me go ahead and give you some links on these conditions for you to read. Here is a short article on razor burns.
If the anal glands are causing some discomfort than you might try a warm compress on the glands which are located around the rectum. This can help soothe them. Discomfort usually lasts a couple of days after the glands are expressed. Read about the anal glands here:
An intervertebral disc that has slipped or ruptured up into the spinal canal causes inflammation of the spinal cord, which in severe cases causes paralyses of the rear legs. In other mild cases, you might see a dog move slower, stop jumping and avoid stairs. This might occur as a result of twisting suddenly while being groomed You can read about this here:
If he is eating, drinking and eliminating relatively normal, then see if you don't see improvement in a day or two. If you don't see improvement or he isn't eating and drinking normally, have him evaluated by your vet.
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