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Our male samoyd, Jacob, is wincing and cannot sit down. He

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Our male samoyd, Jacob, is wincing and cannot sit down. He can lay down but he tries to bite at his tail which is tucked under not the normal wagging. I want him to be comfortable before I take him to see a vet.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

When did Jacob last pass stool?

Any sores, redness, lumps, or wounds by his rectum?

Any scooting or dragging his bum on the ground?

Any discomfort in hiss hind legs or belly (if you press)?