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He is a almost 6 year old cockopoo..he will not get up on…

He is a almost...

He is a almost 6 year old cockopoo..he will not get up on couch like norrmal and he is breathing like he hurts...also whining a bit. Not acting like himself at all. It came on somewhat sudden.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Jack. When he is on floor he walks around but will not jump up.

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

He wants to jump up but seems unable. He had diarrhea earlier..

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Dr. Alleyne
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Experience: Veterinary Associate at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic
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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Has this ever happened before? Is he normally a very active dog?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Never happened and very active. Earlier this evening he did jump onto couch like normal but only once normally he jumps up numerous times and always to snuggle.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have pushed on his belly back and legs and have not found a spot he seems to hurt.

Okay thanks for the additional information. Based on his breed and what you are describing there is a possibility that his signs could be caused by a back problem. Sometimes these dogs can get a bulging disc that puts pressure on the spine. This causes them great discomfort and would explain why he doesn't not want to jump up or down on furniture. This can be confirmed with your veterinarian and sometimes an x-rays. Usually pain medications and a muscle relaxer along with exercise restriction for a few weeks can help

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