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My Lhasa also is 8 yrs old. Has been chasing his tail

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My Lhasa also is 8 yrs old. Has been chasing his tail for a while. Now he's crying out in pain and shaking
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry to hear you are worried about your Lhasa. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
The first thing I would check him for is an infected or impacted anal gland. That is the most common reason for a dog to chase his tail and being in pain.
Shaking is a sign of pain. How much does he weigh? You could give baby aspirin or low dose aspirin, with food, every 12 to 24 hours, one baby aspirin per 15 to 20 pounds of body weight. If he vomits, do not repeat it.
Let me know what else I can help with or answer.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?