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    jacody posted:
    my nine year old mixed breed dog all of a sudden would not jump on the bed and yelped when his hip and leg were touched. This literally just happened yesterday for the first time. He is not limping, this am he came to greet me when I got home, but went straight back to the bed we made him last not and was shaking. There is no sign of redness or swelling, no broken skin and his nose is still moist. So I do not think he is running a temp! I am at aloss abot what may be wrong. Any ideas?
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    wmatto83 responded:
    It really sounds like maybe he pulled a muscle or strained it somehow. I would try to keep him calm and not run around for a few days and maybe even call your vet.
     
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    Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
    Poor baby! Whenever I hear these types of clinical signs I think of the two most common cause: 1) muscular/joint strain or sprain or arthritis and 2) back injuries. Sounds as though your baby is doing better so just keep an eye on it. If it happens again, have it checked out. Many cases of back injuries can begin this way so don't ignore it. This is also a good excuse for a little V-day massage and warm heating pad or compress.

    Glad everyone's feeling better!

    Dr. Ernie


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