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My dog is refusing to go upstairs and jumping onto the bed.

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Hello, my name is Tien. My dog is refusing to go upstairs and jumping onto the bed. And when I carry him up, he starts shivering.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

He was fine yesterday. I've checked my legs and paws and everything looks good. He's eating and drinking

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How old is your dog?

2- Breed?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Dr. Peter,My dog is 10 years old, yorkie terrier mix without pre existing medical conditions. He's not showing any symptoms other.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

1- Is he walking any different?

2- Any vomiting?

3- Did he get into anything?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Nothing different. He still has an appetite, and I didn't see him getting into anything. No vomit
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

How long has this been going on?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2 days
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

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

Friend, the symptoms that you are describing are consistent with being in pain, the fact that he is reluctant to jump and go up stairs we need to consider neuromuscular pain as a result of back or hip pain. Less likely we can also see similar symptoms with abdominal pain.

In this case unfortunately we are limited as what you can do at home. I would recommend a hands on examination with family vet in the morning. If your vet concludes that it is neuromuscular pain they will start him on prescription anti inflammatory medications. Do Not give over the counter pain killers most are toxic to dogs and will interfere with certain medications that your vet may want to use.

Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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