Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My dog is in pain. I have a dog door and I think she was out…

Customer Question
my dog is in pain...
my dog is in pain. I have a dog door and I think she was out I the snow for bout 20min. If I try to ro she moves she yelping. and she is shivering what do I do ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 29 minutes by:
2/1/2016
Dog Specialist: Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst replied 2 years ago
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 20,530
Experience: Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
Verified

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

If she was out in the snow, it is possible she slipped or twisted wrong and possiibly hurt a disc in the back or even pulled a muscle or tore a ligament. At this point it would be impossible to say for sure since she isn't moving on her own. The shivering definitely indicates she is in pain. Dobermans can be prone to disc issues. An intervertebral disc that has slipped or ruptured up into the spinal canal causes inflammation of the spinal cord, which in severe cases causes paralyses of the rear legs. You can read about this here:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/intervertebral-disc-disease-thoracolumbar-area-in-dogs/page1.aspx
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/intervertebral-disc-disease-cervical-area/page1.aspx

Buffered aspirin can be given to a dog with a dosage of up to 5-10 mg per pound every 12 hours. Keep in mind that a dog's body does not metabolize aspirin in the same way as a human and thus should not be given more than a day or two without contacting your Vet. The aspirin may need to clear your dog’s system before other medications can be given, so keep that in mind if you decide to give aspirin and be sure and tell your vet when your dog is seen. Read side effects and precautions here.
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/acetylsalicylic-acid-aspirin/page1.aspx

If you plan on having her seen by your vet fairly quickly, I would not give aspirin as your vet will likely give a stronger anti-inflammatory medication. If you give the asprin, the vet may not be able to give that medication. If you don't have her seen tonight, keep her crated or confined to a very small area. You do not want her moving as it may aggravate the existing injury.

It does sound like she is in a lot of pain, so a visit tonight would help her pain wise. If you are worried about moving her without anyone getting bit, you can make a muzzle for temporary use in order to get her in and out of the car and vets. Here are instructions on making a temporary muzzle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8CwNyfaU3g

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time.

If you have questions in the future that you wish me to answer, you may click here and bookmark the page or make it a favorite. It is best to put my name "JANE" in the question as well.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Jane Lefler Your Own Question
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 20,530
20,530 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist

Jane Lefler is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,579 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,194 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,911 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

2,814 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
My 1 yr old French bulldog suddenly yelped in our room and
My 1 yr old French bulldog suddenly yelped in our room and has gone quiet and not herself … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
11,551 satisfied customers
My 9yr old started shivering, panting and not eating since
My 9yr old ***** ***** started shivering, panting and not eating since yesterday am......i think she might have pulled something but not sure what or where … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
26 satisfied customers
I have a 6 year old min pin who has always been active and
I have a 6 year old min pin who has always been active and alert. For the past two days, she has been acting lethargic and won't jump off the couch and has difficulty going up and down the stairs. Her… read more
Candy
Candy
Veterinary Technician
7,973 satisfied customers
My 11 year old pug is shivering and breathing heavy. She has
My 11 year old pug is shivering and breathing heavy. She has no history of any illness and the onset of this was pretty rapid. She seems restless, but is not crying or whining.… read more
Candy
Candy
Veterinary Technician
7,973 satisfied customers
papillon: yelps..acting..usual.., urinating and deficating normally
My 6 mth old papillon is not playing, yelps at random times, holding her head unusual while staring into space, and is not acting like usual. After 2 days, I took her to the vet and she acted "normal"… read more
Donna P.
Donna P.
Instructor, Vet. Tech Program
Associate Degree
758 satisfied customers
Our 7 year old miniature schnauzer seemed fine this morning.
Our 7 year old miniature schnauzer seemed fine this morning. She was playful and ate breakfast just fine. At lunch time, she just looked at her food, but wouldn't eat. She's been lethargic all afterno… read more
Dr. Welton
Dr. Welton
Veterinarian/Practice Owner
Doctoral Degree
570 satisfied customers
My puppy has experienced diarrhea, vomiting and seems to be
My puppy has experienced diarrhea, vomiting and seems to be salivating too much... is she very sick, or is it just that she ate something bad?… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,814 satisfied customers
I came home today and my dog was shivering. He yelped when
I came home today and my dog was shivering. He yelped when I tried to pick him up. I think he may be sick because I do not see any injury. Could it be the flu? If so, what do I do?… read more
LSU-Vet
LSU-Vet
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
392 satisfied customers
boston terrier: months old..vomited..grass..more tired than usual
Hi, our boston terrier s 4 1/2 months old and she is our first dog. She has been sweet, happy and healthy since we got her. She vomited earlier today(grass/water), then seemed fine for hours but as th… read more
Donna P.
Donna P.
Instructor, Vet. Tech Program
Associate Degree
758 satisfied customers
my dog fell out of the truck and hurt her hind leg she ...
my dog fell out of the truck and hurt her hind leg she yelped ay first and now will not put any pressure on it she doesnt seem to be in any pain but doesnt want to walk on it should i take her in or w… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
22,833 satisfied customers
my little dog, she was real active,a few days ago she maybe ...
my little dog, she was real active,a few days ago she maybe jump over a fence maybe not.but now she wont jump on couch because it hurts her.she is in pain of some sort, some blood in urain.has problem… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
26 satisfied customers
dog: shivering..yelps..her with your hand under her front legs pits
My dog was fine this morning, now she shivering and when you pick her up, she yelps when pick her with your hand under her front legs pits?… read more
Theresa
Theresa
A Voice for Your Pet
Bachelor's Degree
4,705 satisfied customers
my dog has diarrehea and constipation at the same ...
my dog has diarrehea and constipation at the same time and shiver's before she has a bout of diarrehea… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
Pit Bull: that all of sudden stopped wagging her tail up..rear legs
I have a 2 year old Pit Bull that all of sudden stopped wagging her tail up. She keeps it down and pulls it between her rear legs. When I try to touch it to look at it, she gets really defensive of it… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
20,530 satisfied customers
dog: shivering..couch..seems alittle listless and yelped..her stool
Last night,I opened a bedroom door hard and fast to surprise my little girl.Our little dog was right by the door and I hit her very hard with the door.this morning she is shivering and unable to get u… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
I think that my dog got a hold of a pear in the back yard.
I think that my dog got a hold of a pear in the back yard. She yelps like she is in pain now and then, and she hides under things. She act like she needs me, but shortly after I comfort her she moves … read more
Joni
Joni
Certified Veterinary Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,048 satisfied customers
My 3yr old Daughter closed the back door on our dogs ...
My 3yr old Daughter closed the back door on our dogs hind leg accidentally, below the ankle. He can walk on it, though gingerly, and he seems to be shivering a little. I don't think it's broken, he do… read more
Vet help
Vet help
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,072 satisfied customers
dog: usually hyper and roughty..timid, and she shakes a lot..pet..yelp
i think my dog is sick. She is usually hyper and roughty, but now she is timid, and she shakes a lot. sometimes when we pet her unexpectedly she will yelp, which is very unlike her... do you know what… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x