If you’ve ever seen a mama dog with her puppies, you’ve probably seen her pick them up by their scruff when they wander too far away. Whether you're attempting just to pet his paws or to trim his too-long nails, your pet might perceive your paw-touching action as a display of social status, and in turn might make a big show of expressing to you that he objects to it and won't stand for it. We would call this “saggy bum” and had no idea as to what it would ultimately amount to. Occasionally when I pick him up, he will do a little yelp, but I'm always very cautious when picking him up since he has yelped in the past so it hasn't happened recently. My own dog growled at my children for about three years before he learned to trust them when they were petting him with one hand. But other parts of the day he goes into this circling thing. My weiner dog has been slowly walking around and when i touch her by her hind legs, she yelps. A yelp is generally more high pitched. He quivers when he’s touched on his flanks and back. This is sometimes coupled with depression, lethargy, and mental dullness. He might growl and show teeth various times and each time i yell his name, so something like "no! My dog Juniper just had some major dentistry done, when it turned out his two upper carnassial teeth – those big square ones near the back of the jaw – were cracked, and one had an abscess underneath. To my dismay, after the teeth were pulled I realized that he must have been uncomfortable for quite a while. I can call her and she stops. Update: Thanks! Your veterinarian may even have trouble determining the location. she seems to be walking okay but if u touch her to rough on her legs her foot her back her stomach anywhere she yelps really loud. That might mean an itch, irritation, pain, or problem. Excessive grooming of the rear may indicate fleas or worms. She makes a sound I've never heard before. She already has an appt. Delete. Sometimes when I touch him on his sides, even extremely gently, he will yelp. He wants to but cant, he almost falls asleep but cant. She is use to me touching her face and everything. Reply Delete. Well, my dog Minnie hasn't been herself lately. Although doggie moms carry their pups by the scruff, it is not recommended to carry dogs in this way. and making it sound like a really meant it. When there is too much pressure on the spinal cord, permanent damage can occur. Dogs don’t yelp for no reason. If your puppy or dog is biting at the base of her tail so frequently that she draws blood, then secondary infections are not the root cause of her problem, only another symptom. It has never happened before & I take her every 5 or 6 weeks.i put my jacket in a plastic bag they … On top of this, she has been off her food more than usual, lying down awkwardly and panting more. i dont know what to do. Here are a few of the most common causes for back pain in dogs. But she eats alright and drinks alright. Obviously, we don't make a habit of lifting her up this way anymore. IF your dog ever is dragging its legs or having difficulty getting up, she should be seen by a vet right away. Really digging in .also wines when I touch her back end ..towards her bottom arear . Maybe you’re confusing yelping with barking? Something might have happened suddenly that hurt, like a bug bite or someone stepped on a paw. Since dogs are not great at communicating what is wrong with them, if you notice your dog is experiencing pain, you should have them looked at by a vet, as the cause could be something serious. Our 6 month old pup cant lay down, and just circles between my lap and my wifes lap.parts of days he raring to go with us in our car. My 3-year-old Rottie/Shepherd mix seems to be very touch sensitive. He cant get comfortable, or find the right spot to just lay down. What could it be? We are at our wits end. The pups go limp and allow their mother to carry them back to safety. If your dog ever cries out in pain for no apparent reason, it is most likely due to back or neck pain. And back legs . She wasn't crying but I have no idea what happened outside that caused this. What could possibly be wrong with my dog? She has almost come to a point where she stoped walking all toghether. Have 14 yr old Yorker rescue my question is when anal glands are expressed should all poops come out I took my dog today bc she was scooting 2 new assistants took her in the back & brought her back to me within a minute I was covered my entire jacket slacks & my boots were covered in poop. She knows exactly how to grab them so that she doesn’t cause any pain or harm. then she seems to be fine. He’s a very loving pet, until the circling starts. 5 years ago. I guess I’m just trying to vent a little bit and share my experience, but I’m glad I found others out there that are experiencing the same thing. It seems to last for about 2-3 minutes. If your dog normally enjoys being touched and is suddenly making moves to avoid your touch, pain may be the culprit. Immediatly i yell his name, crouch down and give him "the eye". The area she's paying attention to is classic for flea allergy. Swelling of the paws, legs, and face is a sign of pain that could be caused by inflammation, infection or even cancer. It used to just happen when putting on her collar/leash, but now it happens whenever you touch her neck area. My 7 month old American bull dog has a habit of swaying her head back and forth from side to side quite often except when she is busy or sleeping My pup stands and sways her head back and forth when she is outside mostly. What I did was I would throw a magazine at her so that it would fall right in front of her as she was running away, while at the same time saying "no!" my dog suddenly gave out a few yelps then she started barking and wouldn't stop, she ran under the table and wouldnt come out to be comforted, do you think this was a sign she was in pain? I had a problem with my dog running away from me when I approached her (this was happening when she was a pup), I know how frustrating it can be since nothing seemed to be working for me either. Both rescue dogs took over a year to learn to tolerate being touched by a strangers and much longer to enjoy it. I took her to the emergency vet and they said that she had a bruised cervical collar. Recently our dog has been yelping when her head is touched, she hasn't been letting anyone touch her head, but touching the rest of her body is fine. My dog I brought back from Panama, Queso, is having neck pain and I don't know why. Replies. I have been home less than an hour and he has been yelping here and there. My dog winces in pain/yelps/tenses up when we touch her neck. She is about 7 and a half. In reality, scooting is a dog’s way of trying to alleviate something wrong back there. The first I knew he was in pain was when he yelped while chewing a bone. He has been jumping up and down from her car with ease and playing with her dog as well. as a puppy she would wake up in middle of night and move around trying to get comfortable, looking at her back end and eventually curls into a ball and yelps. One thing has remained questionable: When we pick her up, if we lift her front legs at all (as would be the "normal" way to pick up a dog her size), she screams and yelps like we're torturing her. The problem is that if I touch her nose she winces and if I try to open her mouth she yelps in pain. He stays still (as do i) until my daughter finishes her playfulness. She has a background of hormonal issues and every spring she would develop skin allergies and get sores on different arts of her body, mostly her tummy. I just came back from being away, my sister watch the dog for me and gave her the injections. Your dog is not just being dramatic when it yelps in pain. If your dog is pacing back and forth repeatedly, difficulty getting comfortable, or is sleeping a lot less, there could be an underlying issue. My friend asked me if he has been doing this with me and I told her no. She just came in the house with glazed over eyes and walking like she couldn't tell where the floor was. AnnStaub September 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM. Got my red heeler as a puppy and she is now 1.5 yr old. This use to be no problem. When I returned, she said she loved to have my dogs but she could never do the injections again because of the screaming issue. If your dog is yelping you should go see what is the matter. Dog back pain is something that many dogs have to deal with at some point, but for a number of different reasons. Changes in their body and posture . My cat keeps licking her tail end . 8. Like /u/beeasaurusrex said get x-rays, also getting his blood chemistry & urine analasied will really help in homing in on what could possibly be wrong with bodily functions. The dog may not be able to stand, and when it tries to move it "wheelbarrows" forward, its front paws pulling its back end along. My dog has been been yelping when i try to pick her up or move her and she won't jump up on the bed or anything which is her favorite thing to do. She palpapted him to see if he would respond to a painful touch, but he showed no signs of hurting. It seems to be kind of where the "tuck" is in his stomach, if you know what I mean. Replies. And because there are a number of causes for neck and back pain, zeroing in on the underlying cause may take some time. A yelp is a cry of pain or fright. A dog with sudden paralysis needs to be seen by a veterinarian in order for the spinal damage to be assessed and treated. For the most part she is pretty calm for a pup. She can lift her head just fine, no lame limbs, she eats and drinks normally . By getting upset when you touch his front paws, your dog might be interpreting your behavior as being an "alpha" one. You could distract her from her interest and she would stand back up, but in a few seconds, start lowering her back end again. Also, we she is just laying down she makes small noises, like she's in pain. I assumed she was just having growing pains and would try to rub her back or back legs to relieve it. Unfortunately, your dog can not tell you where it hurts, and it can be difficult to determine the exact location when your dog has been injured and is in obvious pain. Many times the dog has growled and displayed teeth to my daughter when she grabs/hugs him around the neck or torso. I have no idea what is going on with him. 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