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Rebeccamarie
Mon, Jun 3, 2024
Behavior

She is very slow and hestant bout getting up on the bed she is very slow moving to twitching and jerkin her head she’s drinking but not like she used too


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Dr. Fanconi
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It sounds like your dog is experiencing some discomfort and unusual behavior, such as panting, arching her back, looking upwards, and being slow and hesitant to move. These symptoms can be concerning and may indicate a few potential issues.

One possibility is that she might be experiencing pain or discomfort in her back or neck, which could be due to a musculoskeletal issue like a sprain, arthritis, or even a disc problem. The twitching and jerking of her head could also suggest some neurological involvement.

Given that she is drinking less than usual, it’s important to monitor her hydration closely. You might try offering her small amounts of water or an electrolyte solution to keep her hydrated. Additionally, providing a comfortable, padded bed and avoiding activities that may cause her pain or discomfort can help.

However, these symptoms could also indicate more serious conditions that require immediate veterinary attention. The combination of behavioral changes, pain, and reduced water intake is concerning, and it’s crucial to have her evaluated by a veterinarian as soon as possible to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.

In the meantime, try to keep her comfortable and monitor her condition closely. If her symptoms worsen or if she shows signs of severe pain, difficulty breathing, or collapse, seek emergency veterinary care immediately.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.