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My dog is a nine year old Boston terrier. She can't get

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Hello. My dog is...

Hello. My dog is a nine year old Boston terrier. She can't get comfortable. She can't lay down. Something is wrong.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?

Molly. And it's not lethargy - it's more of a restless discomfort. Something is causing her pain or severe discomfort.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Molly?

She has been whining the past few days. She can't jump up or off of the bed. She is still pooping fine. And peeing.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Molly has been sore for months to a much milder degree. She has gradually had a harder time jumping up on the bed. She has had to work harder to do it. And for a long time she sometimes helps if you try to pick her up under her belly. But she has had good energy and been in good spirits until the past few days.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She won't let me pet her unless I approach her very slowly. She gets up to move away if anyone comes near her
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She was at my inlaws all week while we were away and my mother in law said she just started acting like this one day ago.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Hello, My name is***** am sorry to hear about Molly. I am working on a response and will be back shortly.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Thanks for providing all of that information. Very helpful. I am so sorry that she is so restless and uncomfortable.

If Molly is not limping or favoring one specific leg, what I worry about most is back pain. Back pain in these little dogs can be very painful and debilitating. They don't want to be touched, they don't want to move and they just shut down. I understand that she has had some soreness in the past but nothing to this degree. All it takes is her jumping off of something wrong or moving too quickly and it can cause significant discomfort. If she has a pinched nerve or a rupture disc, then it can be extremely painful.

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