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12 year old female husky - all healthy active until today-

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12 year old female white...
12 year old female white husky - all healthy active until today- lathargic - yelped this morning when we were getting ready for our morning run. Has not eaten and has had no water all day
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
When she moves her head when she gets up to walk she whines
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I hear some rumblings in her stomach, wondering if she's blocked up as I haven't seen her go #2 today.
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food, including a change of flavors or protein source within the same brand? New treats? Bones? Has any human food been fed? Torn up toys or trash? Stressful changes to the environment?

Did she go for a normal run this morning with you?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No change in foods. We take 2-3 mile runs every day. Today she's still walking slow with her head down and doesn't drink or eat.
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

At 12, Kasha is well within her senior years and it sounds like she may be experiencing pain to a degree that she's not only vocalizing due to pain but she's also avoiding food and water. It would be ideal to have her examined and treated by your vet. With the symptoms you've described and walking with her head down, I believe that Kasha could benefit greatly from deep palpation of the neck/spine to determine if your vet can elicit any pain response. Additionally, x-rays are likely indicated.

If your companion is not already on a joint supplement, I would recommend starting one. My favorite are http://www.glycoflex.com products. At home, you can administer aspirin if no other medications are being given. Dosing info is available here: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/ I would also recommend talking to your vet about using canine-safe NSAID therapy as well as pain medication therapy, such as rimadyl combined with tramadol, to offer the most relief from discomfort.

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Checking in. How is Kasha today?

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