Many times the dog has growled and displayed teeth to my daughter when she grabs/hugs him around the neck or torso. If your dog is pacing back and forth repeatedly, difficulty getting comfortable, or is sleeping a lot less, there could be an underlying issue. That might mean an itch, irritation, pain, or problem. In reality, scooting is a dog’s way of trying to alleviate something wrong back there. 5 years ago. 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. A yelp is a cry of pain or fright. 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. 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. The first I knew he was in pain was when he yelped while chewing a bone. IF your dog ever is dragging its legs or having difficulty getting up, she should be seen by a vet right away. When there is too much pressure on the spinal cord, permanent damage can occur. Excessive grooming of the rear may indicate fleas or worms. The pups go limp and allow their mother to carry them back to safety. 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. Really digging in .also wines when I touch her back end ..towards her bottom arear . 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. If your dog is yelping you should go see what is the matter. My dog I brought back from Panama, Queso, is having neck pain and I don't know why. My weiner dog has been slowly walking around and when i touch her by her hind legs, she yelps. She is use to me touching her face and everything. 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. Our 6 month old pup cant lay down, and just circles between my lap and my wifes of days he raring to go with us in our car. He has been jumping up and down from her car with ease and playing with her dog as well. She can lift her head just fine, no lame limbs, she eats and drinks normally . And back legs . The area she's paying attention to is classic for flea allergy. Here are a few of the most common causes for back pain in dogs. 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!" Reply Delete. 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? 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. Delete. 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. What could it be? she is acting strange to. 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. The problem is that if I touch her nose she winces and if I try to open her mouth she yelps in pain. 8. AnnStaub September 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM. 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. It seems to last for about 2-3 minutes. But other parts of the day he goes into this circling thing. Your veterinarian may even have trouble determining the location. It seems to be kind of where the "tuck" is in his stomach, if you know what I mean. For the most part she is pretty calm for a pup. And because there are a number of causes for neck and back pain, zeroing in on the underlying cause may take some time. This is sometimes coupled with depression, lethargy, and mental dullness. A dog with sudden paralysis needs to be seen by a veterinarian in order for the spinal damage to be assessed and treated. Both rescue dogs took over a year to learn to tolerate being touched by a strangers and much longer to enjoy it. My dog winces in pain/yelps/tenses up when we touch her neck. Dog back pain is something that many dogs have to deal with at some point, but for a number of different reasons. He quivers when he’s touched on his flanks and back. 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. In addition, my scottie nipped many hands as strangers would reach out to touch her. We would call this “saggy bum” and had no idea as to what it would ultimately amount to. I have no idea what is going on with him. My cat keeps licking her tail end . I just came back from being away, my sister watch the dog for me and gave her the injections. Dogs don’t yelp for no reason. 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. 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. 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. When I returned, she said she loved to have my dogs but she could never do the injections again because of the screaming issue. 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. By getting upset when you touch his front paws, your dog might be interpreting your behavior as being an "alpha" one. Hmmm sounds like it. Changes in their body and posture . 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. We are at our wits end. Replies. A yelp is generally more high pitched. Swelling of the paws, legs, and face is a sign of pain that could be caused by inflammation, infection or even cancer. On top of this, she has been off her food more than usual, lying down awkwardly and panting more. I have been home less than an hour and he has been yelping here and there. She knows exactly how to grab them so that she doesn’t cause any pain or harm. Got my red heeler as a puppy and she is now 1.5 yr old. Update: Thanks! She makes a sound I've never heard before. You could distract her from her interest and she would stand back up, but in a few seconds, start lowering her back end again. If your dog normally enjoys being touched and is suddenly making moves to avoid your touch, pain may be the culprit. Something might have happened suddenly that hurt, like a bug bite or someone stepped on a paw. I can call her and she stops. Your dog is not just being dramatic when it yelps in pain. This use to be no problem. then she seems to be fine. What could possibly be wrong with my dog? I took her to the emergency vet and they said that she had a bruised cervical collar. It has never happened before & I take her every 5 or 6 weeks.i put my jacket in a plastic bag they … He wants to but cant, he almost falls asleep but cant. He cant get comfortable, or find the right spot to just lay down. She doesn't exhibit any other symptoms. It used to just happen when putting on her collar/leash, but now it happens whenever you touch her neck area. 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. 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. Also, we she is just laying down she makes small noises, like she's in pain. She already has an appt. and making it sound like a really meant it. Maybe you’re confusing yelping with barking? But she eats alright and drinks alright. If your dog ever cries out in pain for no apparent reason, it is most likely due to back or neck pain. He stays still (as do i) until my daughter finishes her playfulness. 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 friend asked me if he has been doing this with me and I told her no. Immediatly i yell his name, crouch down and give him "the eye". He might growl and show teeth various times and each time i yell his name, so something like "no! Replies. Well, my dog Minnie hasn't been herself lately. She is about 7 and a half. Although doggie moms carry their pups by the scruff, it is not recommended to carry dogs in this way. I assumed she was just having growing pains and would try to rub her back or back legs to relieve it. He’s a very loving pet, until the circling starts. 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 wasn't crying but I have no idea what happened outside that caused this. She palpapted him to see if he would respond to a painful touch, but he showed no signs of hurting. My 3-year-old Rottie/Shepherd mix seems to be very touch sensitive. She has almost come to a point where she stoped walking all toghether. She has started this after she was spayed at 5 months. She just came in the house with glazed over eyes and walking like she couldn't tell where the floor was. Obviously, we don't make a habit of lifting her up this way anymore. i dont know what to do. To my dismay, after the teeth were pulled I realized that he must have been uncomfortable for quite a while. Sometimes when I touch him on his sides, even extremely gently, he will yelp.