Kashmir, Sadie, Drooling discussed on Let's Talk Pets
Acting weird it was, the Sunday before the eclipse and we were. Laughing, thinking will maybe it's the eclipse maybe defects animals you know how storms. They can tell something's happening who knows. But he came inside he wouldn't come up the stairs and then he was acting kind of weird and he was limping a little. Bit but, he's very klutzy and sometimes he just limps a, little and he's just he's he's an odd dog as we know. But we love him and we brought up the stairs, and Shawn said something's not right with him. And he's doing that shivering thing like Kashmir did and I said Nope that's pain and it was about eight o'clock at night so we finally. Said that's it we're taking the vet we took him up there and they looked at him because we'd been afraid maybe he. Busted a knee or something you know you can tear need just like a human can and the vet said looks like he's. Almost eleven or he's eleven now arthritis is setting in looks like in the back hips and the knees so they put him on anti inflammatories. And now we have an appointment with our vet. And a few weeks to see what's. Going to make sure that's what it is but yeah It was the shivering and I would. Not have known that, if not. For Kashmir but that. Is a big sign it's the panting it's the grimacing the drooling and then. That shivering intermittent shivering is what that. Pain sign, was well yeah there is quite a lot of. Ways that you can, figure out if your dog is in pain. And, sometimes they're hard sometimes they the changes in behavior or you dogs are. So good at covering their pain and. Showing that pain sometimes they're paying on for a long time before you even notice it well and that's the would you mentioned behavior. That's right Before the shivering started earlier in the day he was acting? Weird and he sometimes we'll go up, lay in my closet he likes dark, space especially when the storms coming or something but, he got in the shower I just taken a shower. And, he went. In the, shower and he hates the, shower and he wouldn't come, out like what are. You doing standing in there so he was exhibiting I'd be standing there panting. Looking at me and. To get them out I turn the shower on I got him out of the shower and then he was just. Being really weird so that was did you say there was a storm happening at that, time knows the next day was. The eclipse but sometimes when there's a storm. Coming he'll go into the closet or he'll do something but it. Was, a, beautiful day the night before here great of course so okay there's my friend we swindle she's from, the canine massage guilty. Canine massage therapist she she writes that there's very five subtle ways took shelter in muscular pain one is gate. Change so Gators the way a dope mood and adult will only change the, way they walk and move for a? Reason so Limping lameness hopping even hopping throwing leg GRA crabbing which is elbowing. Out So it might be, very, did see or suddenly. You might. Be able to see it. Go okay that, don't you this something happened second things changing. Behaviors is so you noted there's something very odd. That bonds did that he hadn't normally done and they can become grumpy did you notice any more grumpiness? Anymore. Because he has his issues to see he was grumpy than usual yeah and. Sometimes he tries to get Kashmir to play and he had no interest and, same thing on the other side were when Kashmir before she got sick he wanted to, play with her. And she would just sit, and growl at him. Like, get off me I. Don't want they can you know feel good. Yeah exactly aggression as well so they might not be their usual self they might curl up just not want to interact so adult that was really into interacting is now not. Not into that this post to change dogs back arching. Or going concave so that Dokan arts school wrote ching or going concave sway back could be very subtle and I know when jasmine has. A stomach ache sh- her back arches That she has a stomach? When she does that so coked flicks did you realize that what probably the subtlest symptom of muscle pain of all happens often form. In the dog's coat which mirror the shape of the muscle underneath so it makes perfect, sense because when a muscle is injured and unable, to perform correctly it creates a pull on the skin above it the hairs of the Cote growth from the skin at the. Muscles very tight may inhibit blood flow to the skin causing circulation so the coat can often. Become dry and course in a certain area of the dogs buddy so if you look at your dog's coat or if you go to swell here, or there of dry patch patchy or, there might not be, paying but if it's. Something that you see that's just come on all that is. Different get to know your dog's coat and what way it lies and if you see a. Swirl these see it standing, up somewhere then be aware of it now with Sadie for example I know when sometimes she's Where the pain is because sometimes at the base of her tail the hair will suddenly stick up and know that I. Need to message. That area a little bit? Because she's feeling pain in that area I also noticed different coat swells along her in her coat at various points especially around her. Hips and I know she's having a particularly difficult day also dry hair that kind of, thing so look at the data and then of, course dislike of being groomed so if you had dogs that might be touched anything like that now that's it could be because. They're paying or the sensitive tickles when you touch them but if you had a dog that's. Been fine with grooming and now all of a sudden isn't that don't force it please don't force it don't think all the dogs trying to be, dominant all the dogs trying to be, stopping don't force it, that dog's trying to. Tell you something so that not wanting to be touched not. Wanting to be groomed is a sign of it so that's just five ways and then you. Know pain Dokes that start, to maybe salivate little bit Shake and shiver like you saw that intermittent Yeah Then also. Son I notice when I took Sadie sometimes and I just even touch as she does a little, flinch not with a head but just didn't her skin so that I realized that that's very sensitive. Area so then I'll go again and I'll touch again and then and then she seems to be fine with, it but we really got to recognize not just the major changes you can, see but also this subtle changes dogs in. Pain? Right I agree because you, know the whole thing is with Kashmir when her Siegen birthday knew there was a problem in something had, happened but we weren't one hundred. Percent. Sure you, know I didn't know it was just something but had I missed signs beforehand that something was. Happening did it just happened that? Day I wish I would've known because I would have gotten a right to the emergency vet that she ended up going to as opposed, to you, know we took her to a different bed and you, know so it. Does it would've saved us a lot of money to and a lot of. Time. So, well she's. Great she's got a. Great you know you a great guardians for. Her I, mean she couldn't be in a better place. Really could? She thank. You, well Hopefully not. At least, she's eating well.