When she is walking she is very tucked in and she is whining

What are causes & treatment?



German Shepherd Dog


Dr. Brown




Respiratory & Nose

Thank you for connecting with us. I believe you are trying to say her back is arched while walking. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Does she show any strange gaits as well? Whining is likely to be in accordance with pain. Dogs arching back is mainly caused by either abdominal or spinal pain. For abdominal pain, it is usually accompanied by prominent gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting and diarrhea. For spinal pain, IVDD(Intervertebral Disc Disease) is a very prevalent spinal disorder that is accompanied by incoordination. Unfortunately, there are a lot of limits to consulting this matter from here. You should make an appointment with a vet for a differential diagnosis. In the clinic, your vet is likely to evaluate her gaits and is likely to carry out imaging tests to look out for any abnormalities.

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