Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    My dog is in pain
    avatar
    chaseaslanmom posted:
    My 5 year old Shutzue/las apse had his hair cut yesterday. Today he went to the vet to be put to sleep so the vet could clean his teeth. He keeps winning (crying) and shaking. I noticed his tail feels as though it is swollen. When I touch it he cries out. I feed him a little food when he got home as the vet suggested. The was 4 and a half hours ago and his stomach feels hard and he has not gone to the bathroom (pee or poop). Can u give him some type home remedy to help with the pain or help to go to the bathroom Chase weighs 17.5 pounds.
    Reply
     
    avatar
    AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
    Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
    I am so sorry to hear that your dog is not feeling well. The signs that you are seeing don't seem to be directly related to any other procedures that he recently underwent. Can your dog wag its tail normally? Is it moving around with ease or do the legs, especially the rear seem bothersome? Has it ever shown signs like this in the past?
    The anesthesia can definitely make him sleepy but should not affect his ability to urinate or defecate. I would strongly recommend that you seek veterinary attention this evening if possible...for sure get him to your veterinarian tomorrow morning. I would not recommend any over the counter medications for discomfort since we don't know what is causing the signs and they can have adverse side effects. Best of luck...


    Helpful Tips

    Helping Hospice Patients Keep Their PetsExpert
    Pets are an extremely important part of our lives. And this is especially true when we are at the end of our days. What could be more ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    35 of 47 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Learn more about the AVMA

    WebMD Special Sections