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We have a 8 month old blue tic beagle .... He jumped up on

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We have a 8 month old blue tic beagle .... He jumped up on the bed and started howling on pain... His tummy seems very tight.... And when it's touched, he howls in pain..... What should we do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 2 years ago.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. In all honesty, if he has that much abdominal pain, I would have him evaluated by your nearest emergency vet immediately. It is possible that he is painful elsewhere, like an orthopedic injury, and just howling from being touched anywhere, but abdominal pain can mean something severe. It could be a damaged organ, a twisted intestinal tract or a severe pancreatitis among other things. None of that should be caused by jumping onto the bed, so I hope it is just an orthopedic injury or a pulled muscle, but he still shouldn't be in that much pain with those type of injuries. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
Expert:  Dr. John replied 2 years ago.
Hi Carrie,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Smokie. How is everything going?

Dr. John