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Need help with Basset Hound. 5 years old never any issues,

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walked twice today, ate dinner...
need help with Basset Hound. 5 years old never any issues, walked twice today, ate dinner 2.5 hours ago. She acts like wants to stretch but can't really stretch all the way. She is crying in pain and obviously in discomfort. What could the issue be, advice for tomight?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Also in pain when she jumps off the couch
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear your dog is so uncomfortable this evening. As you stated, she is in pain, but the question is what is the source of the pain?

Based on your description, I would suspect that the pain is in her back. Bassets are prone to blowing disks in their backs and the pain can come on very suddenly like this.

Here is a link to more information on disk disease in dogs:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3223

For tonight, I would confine her the best you can. No running, no jumping, no stairs, etc. In the morning she needs to go to your regular veterinarian for a physical exam and pain medication.

If she is unable to walk or her back legs stop working, she needs to go to the local animal emergency room as soon as possible tonight.

Best regards, ***** ***** this answer helps you.

Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.

Dr. Amanda

Kansas State University,

College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi,

How is your basset this evening? Any more problems with back pain? Is she feeling better?

Do you have any more questions for me?

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