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My dog is not able to go up and down his favorite chair. He is also not eager to go for a walk. And he whimpers when I touch his belly. I took him to the vet yesterday and he didn't find anything wrong. Gave some antibiotics as the dog had a slight fever.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is your dog's name and age?

Aidan and he is almost 9.

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

He just had a bunch of stones removed from his urethra in January. 20+ stones actually.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Aidan. When a dog stops wanting to walk, and get onto furniture, it can be a sign of back or neck pain.

Did your veterinarian do any tests or Xrays?

I might see if starting him on pain medication helps. Is he eating?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The vet did a blood test to rule out pancreatitis. He said the blood result didn't show he had it. The vet gave him antibiotic for 7 days. Aidan was able to go up the chair until yesterday when he came back from the vet. Now he can't even go up. He tries but isn't able to pull his body up the chair. I removed the cushion and he pulled himself up his chair. His appetitie is reduced. i'm giving him Royal canine SO as he had 22 stones removed from his urethera in January.
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

He sounds painful, and I would ask your veterinarian about starting pain medication.

If he is eating and not vomiting, you could try aspirin; how much does he weigh? It would be safer and more effective to get prescription pain medication from your veterinarian.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I did give him baby asprin 81 mg on Sunday at 7:00 pm. The vet wasn't very happy about it yesterday. What could be wrong with Aidan?
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

How much does he weigh?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

What breed is he?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

He could have back or neck pain, or internal pain.

Or it could be something affecting his nerves, so his legs don't work normally.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
18.8 lbs
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
sorry for the delay. The system wasn't letting me submit earlier.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
he's 19 lbs.
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I understand; I have problems sending answers sometimes.

If he is18.8 pounds, he could take 1 baby aspirin with food, provided he does not vomit. Did it help at all when you gave aspirin? If he is not eating, I would not give it again.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I think it helped but the vet freaked me out by saying it might be toxic. He's eating a little bit.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He’s a Pomeranian mix. Got him from a shelter so don’t know for sure.
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

If a dog is eating, and it does not cause vomting, a dog his size can take one baby aspirin twice daily with food. No Advil or Aleve.

It would be safer to get pain medication from your veterinarian, however.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
manage his pain and wait? I have a certification exam on Monday and I’m really nervous and Aidan isn’t helping by being sick��
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

An Xray of his spine might be a good idea.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Immediately or later?
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

That depends on how concerned you are. If you are really worried, have an Xray done. Or, you can get prescriptoin pain medication from your veterinarian and if that does not help, I would then have an Xray done.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Please let me know if my answer is helpful, how he is doing, and what other questions I can answer.

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