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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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My female JR terrier has always has high anxiety but

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hello, my female JR terrier has always has high anxiety but tonight she is pacing in and out of rooms and will not stop to sit even for a moment. She won't drink but she did eat. She stumbles every few steps. She will jump on the sofa or bed but often falls. She wants me nudge my toward her legs or bottom. She is not hot. She whines if I hold her for more than 5 seconds. The whining sounds like pain.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are worried about Moose. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. Pacing, stumbling, whining, and missing a jump onto the bed or sofa can be signs of back pain, like a bulging disc, pinched nerve, or muscle spasms. If I could examine her, I would be checking the reflexes and movement of all four legs, looking for small differences and I would be feeling along her spine and neck for subtle areas of muscle tension. It does sound like she is painful. If this is a back or neck problem, I would treat with prescription muscle relaxants, pain medication and anti inflammatory medication. You could try a baby aspirin, if she weighs 15 to 20 pounds, with food, once to twice daily until she can be checked out by her veterinarian. No other over the counter pain medication or muscle relaxant is safe to give to dogs. If she vomits, do not give the aspirin. Let me know how she is doing and what else I can help with. Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
How is Moose doing?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hi Beverly,

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