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Help! Dog in pain collapsing.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Sophie miller, Oct 20, 2018.


  1. Sophie miller

    Sophie miller PetForums Newbie

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    Please can someone help!
    I have a 3 year old male labrador. He is overweight and was told his mother was over bred.
    We’ve had him since a puppy.
    This year he has collapsed 3 times.
    He will put out his front legs and start yelping and crying as if he’s in pain.
    He can become aggressive if touched he does not bite and never has done. He will show his teeth.
    Why is he doing this??!! Please help it’s heartbreaking!
     
  2. JoanneF

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    A dog in pain will certainly warn you off if he thinks you are going to touch him, so yes, it sounds like he is hurting. What has your vet said?
     
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    Sounds very worrying! What does your vet say?
     
  4. Sophie miller

    Sophie miller PetForums Newbie

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    He hasn’t been to the vets it’s too expensive for us at the moment trying to get an idea of what it could be
     
  5. Sophie miller

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    He hasn’t been to the vets yet it is very expensive just getting an idea of what it could be
     
  6. Rafa

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    You have to find the money and take him to the Vet - it's very unfair to leave him to suffer.

    The problem could be his spine, but only your Vet can really say.
     
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    Sorry but there is no way anyone could diagnose this over the internet. If you can't afford a vet can you get him to a PDSA vet? Failing that; borrow, sell something, ask a vet about a payment plan or give him up to dogs trust or similar where he will get the attention he needs.
     
  8. Sophie miller

    Sophie miller PetForums Newbie

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    I am just looking for advice not a lecture. There may be someone who has experienced the same thing or maybe someone who has experience and knowledge.
     
  9. Sophie miller

    Sophie miller PetForums Newbie

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    I was thinking the same thing it could be the spine Thank you
     
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    Not a lecture. Just thinking of your dog.
     
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    The only advice anyone here can give you is to go to the vet.
    You need to find a way to fund the vet visit or hand him over to a rescue that will get the help he needs.
     
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    Yes it is heartbreaking, your dog must come first, get him to the vets, it's cruel to keep a dog in pain.
     
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    No ones lecturing you, as JoanneF says just thinking about your dog. You say he's overweight, that's really something that should be addressed as you have had him since he was a pup you probably should have addressed this earlier, but sometimes perhaps we dont realise our animals are overweight until something happens,never too late to start sorting this though. Being overweight will certainly not be helping his problems. I'm afraid though the only really kind and responsible thing to do is to get him seen by a vet. I don't know where you are in the country,and don't know much about them, but there are I believe blue cross clinics and PDSA vets all over the place. Please get your dog the help he needs. It does indeed sound like it could be spinal but no one on here even with experience of a similar problem would be able to tell you how to treat him, he really does need to see a vet. He depends on you to help him.
     
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    I had a similar situation with my Jack Russell.

    It was her spine and she needed pain relief and anti-inflamatories.

    If it happens again, you really need to find a way of getting your dog to a Vet.
     
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    Thank you!!! Was hoping to find someone who has experienced the same will take your advice!
     
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    Elbow displaysia is also common in Labradors and causes pain in the front legs.
    If the dog's overweight, get him on a diet.
    Despite not being able to afford the vet, you have both a moral and legal duty to have him diagnosed and treated. You may not want a lecture, but the dog's welfare and needs should come first.
     
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    Please don't think about buying these over the counter, human pain killers and anti-inflamatories are dangerous to dogs and can kill them.

    Hopefully you are going to the vet, please let us know how you get on.
     
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    To clarify.

    I did not give shop bought pain relief or anti inflamatories to my dog and nor would I ever do.

    They were prescribed for Rosie by my Vet.
     
  19. Happy Paws2

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    I didn't think for one minute that you did, it's just that OP seems short of money and might be tempted.
     
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    It is illegal to withhold medical treatment from an animal in need of it. There is no reason not to get your poor dog treated. As already stated, if you are struggling financially, then use the PDSA.
     
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