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My small dog feels pain in torso area, we took him in for ultrasound 2 weeks ago and discovered nothing. He runs around and plays, eats and goes to bathroom fine, but yelps every now and then when bumped into by one of the bigger dogs or when picked up. HIve caught him chewing on small rocks, plastic cups, even a piece of glass, thas is wh we got him the ultrasound. Hes still apparently in pain and my vet her in mexico is telling me the next steps are x-rays and bloodwork. Please let me know if im doing everything i can, whate are the correct steps and my best chance at fixing this issue with my beloved pet, thanks.
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Thank you for your question about your little one. That is good that he's able to run round, play, eat and go to the bathroom fine. It is important that all these continue to be good. If he's occasionally yelping after getting bumped into by the bigger dog or when being picked up, could he have a back issue? Sometimes they can just have a disc that is causing a little discomfort. What I wouldn't want to see is the pain getting more frequent or him starting to walk irregular or not being able to walk as these would be signs of the issue progressing. A lot of times with very mild clinical signs like he's showing, x-rays are taken along with blood work to screen for underlying issues and to then allow a course of oral pain medication to be started up to see how that along with some time help the situation.

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