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Can you tell me more about what she does that conveys her throat hurting?Did your vet perform any x-rays on her neck or back?How old is she?What breed is she?Is she on any medication at this time? If so, what?
And what breed is she?
If this is not a sign of a sore throat, it may well be the symptom of tenderness in the neck. I would highly recommend contacting your vet when they are open again and asking for a few days of NSAIDs for her. If symptoms persist, x-rays are indicated and your vet may also want you to use a few days of pain medication for her and muscle relaxers. For the time being, I would discontinue using a collar for her and use only a harness and leash to minimize any pressure on the neck itself. At home, in a pinch, you can use aspirin if no other oral meds are being given (meds for the ear infection should not hinder its usage). You can find the dosing info here: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/
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