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My dog has been yelping and crying intensely every 30-60 minutes

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My dog has been yelping and crying intensely every 30-60 minutes for 5-10 full seconds at a time. During this time he seems to be in great distress and intense pain. Then the trouble appears to pass and he is fine, even waging his tail. This dog doesn't seem to be in pain anywhere on his body, he can jump up on furnature, run, and has healthy teeth. this problem has been going on for about 8 or 9 hours. I don't know what to make of this. can you please tell me what you would do? I'm growing more and more disturbed by his discomfort. He is a 5 year old mini aussie shepard.
I'd really appreciate you advice. Thank you.
Keegan McCollum
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
When Jack has these yelping episodes, what position is he in?
Does he have any hunching?
Favoring any legs?
Holding his head or tail low?
Will he comfortably let you move his neck?
Will he allow you to lift his tail? Any changes (lumps, redness, swelling, etc) near the rectum?
Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, stones, socks, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?
How is his appetite, thirst, urination and stools?
Any straining when he goes?

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