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my dog jumped out of the chair acting oddly, and started turning in circles. when I tried to touch his side as to pick him up he yipped and cried. this just happened. 15 minutes later he was outside chasing birds???? this is the first time he has done this. Rat Terrier 7 yrs old male
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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Did he look like he was turning to reach his hind end? Or was he spinning more aimlessly?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
looked like he may have been trying to reach his hind end, but when he stopped and I tried to touch him he yipped and cried
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago

OK. It's difficult to tell from the description if he has a physical issue (such as impacted anal glands) or if this could be a neurologic issue such as a seizure.

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Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
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I recommend having him evaluated by your local vet tomorrow. I would start with a physical exam, checking his anal glands, and some blood work to rule out any underlying organ dysfunction.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
he seems fine now....if is belly area hurts him could it be kidney stones??
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago

Kidney stones (renoliths) are extremely uncommon in dogs, and generally they do not show any symptoms unlike humans.

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