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I have a seven year old Morkie. He has been fine, active and

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Customer: I have a seven year old Morkie. He has been fine, active and eating. He laid on my bed all day, I just figured it was cold and rainy and he didn't want to go outside. He used a puppy pad during the night so I didn't force him to go outside today. Its now 4pm and I went to get him to go outside and he wouldn't jump off the bed so I picked him up and he yelped and cried. He acted like he didn't want to walk but I made him go outside for a few minutes. He did eat come can food I offered him, but is trembling and breathing a little heavy and just wanted to go hide under the bed. Not his normal behavior at all. I live very rural and probably cant get him to the vet before tomorrow
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for using this site to help you.

This breed of dog (what makes up this breed) is prone to disc issues. With that you are going to find a dog that is reluctant to move, will yelp if touched or picked up and often they seek a place where the owner will not try to get them from such as a closet or under a bed.

The fact that the dog is hiding and shivering tells me he is in pain.

Other causes for these actions would be something the dog ate that it should not have, such as fatty foods that would cause pancreatitis as this is very painful as well.

I would take the dogs vital signs, gum color , capillary refill time etc. to see if you have an emergency on your hands or if it can wait until tomorrow.

taking the vital signs:

You can give aspirin to ease the pain. keep the dog on the floor or crated, no jumping or climbing up steps. Keep food and water close by.

Here is dosing for aspirin which should only be given if the dog is not on any other anti inflammatory drug (NSAIDS) and should only be given two days tops or ulcers can occur.

information on disc pain

neck area

lower spine

Picture of disc

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Sally G.