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her stomach..atbfirst I thought she...
I have a 7yr old dachund who has started to have pains in her stomach..atbfirst I thought she was constipated but she's not I picked her up and I guess I did it wrong because I hurt her she cried and now is tremblin she has been this way for about two weeks
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so very sorry to hear about your little one. My primary concern is an injury to the back back, not necessarily doing something like jumping off the furniture and crying out, they can be walking around the house and have a disc herniation because of their anatomy. Describing her crying out after being picked up and then trembling which is an indicator of pain leads me to this suspicion as well as her breed...

Here is more information on this condition:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/intervertebral-disc-disease-thoracolumbar-area-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Ideal is to have your veterinarian evaluate your dog to definitively diagnose the problem and start on appropriate medication to control the discomfort. Until you are able to do this please restrict activity (which often they are already doing themselves but that means no steps/ stairs and only carrying to go potty) and rotating warm and cool compresses on the back in ten minute intervals to reduce pain and increase blood flow.

You can also do light circular massage up and down the back to stimulate blood flow if this is not too painful and will allow it.

To pick your dog up please use one hand between front legs and then scooping behind back legs to avoid pressure in the middle of the back. I have actually trained my little dogs to put their front legs on my forearm to minimize pressure on their backs and the associated discomfort.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions I can assist with. I hope you are able to get your little one comfortable soon, truly.

If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is your little one doing? I would love an update when you are able!

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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