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14 year old dog SCREAMING IN PAIN - But bloodworks is perfectly normal!
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An_249983 posted:
Hi,

My 14 year old dog for the past 3 days has been exhibiting weird behaviour such as walking unsteadily, head dropping, back hunched, as if in pain/discomfort.

Sent him for vet visit and he seems ok again! Walking steadily and happily outside and at the clinic. Bloodworks came back to be perfectly normal except for white blood cells on the high side and vet concluded that it may be due to the horrible teeth decay.

Glucose, Liver, Kidney, are all normal!

And now he is back home and again, the same weird behaviour of back hunching, head drop is back again!

Now he just screamed in pain while sleeping. Rushed to his side, and he is standing up trying to bury his head into my body and whimpering. Eyes dilated and shivering. Able to stand and move although weak and unsteady.

Can someone please advise what to do?

Sent him to vet THRICE in 2 weeks just because of this and really hate to see him suffering!

Appetite is extremely well and wiping everything off his bowl cleanly.

Did not spot any seizures such as fainting, frozen limps, violent shaking, etc.

Please advise!
Thank you so much!
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