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Hello, I am Dr. Brink. I am sorry to hear about your dog having some trouble!
There are a large number of things that can cause symptoms like what you are describing. It could be stress, pain, ingestion of something they shouldn't, pancreatitis, or even referred back pain. As your local vet knows the specifics of her case, I would recommend that you call them to discuss your concerns and they may be able to offer some appropriate treatment for her, depending on the underlying cause. Limiting activity and offering many small bland meals may help as well.
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How long has it been since she has eaten? Are you bowel movements normal?
Without examining her in person, it is impossible to be certain, but this makes me wonder if it causes her pain to posture to defecate. She could also have pain around her rectum (with a mass or an anal gland issue).
How are her drinking habits?
If her drinking habits are normal, that is great! If they are not, try to get some water in her so that she doesn't become dehydrated. You can do that by making a slurry of canned food, or by slowly and carefully syringing it into her mouth.
It is still my recommendation that you call your regular care veterinarian to talk more about her specific case. She may need some medications or special diet to help her feel better. If you have any further questions, please feel free to let me know.