Kashmir, Sadie, Stomach Ache discussed on Let's Talk Pets


And I went online to look because I didn't know my husband's out of town, and that's a sign of pain. So that's when I took her to the vet. So then I was aware of it. So a couple of weeks ago in the Sunday night. Afternoon Barnes, it was acting weird. It was the Sunday before the eclipse, and we were laughing thinking will maybe it's the eclipse, maybe it affects animals 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 me just like a human can. And the vet said looks like he's almost eleven or he's eleven now. It's 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 your doctor so good at covering their pain and showing that pain sometimes, you know, they're paying on for a long time before you even notice it. Well, 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 and 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. 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 turn the shower on. I got 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 go into the closet or he'll do something. But it was a beautiful day. You know, the night before here, you know, great, of course. So so, okay, there's my friend. We swindle she's from the canine massage guilty, canine massage therapist. She she writes, there's very five subtle ways took their muscular pain, one is gate change. So. Gauges the way a dope mood and adult will only change the way they can move for a reason. So limping lameness hopping even hopping throwing a leg GRA crabbing, which is elbowing out. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So it might be very subtle see or suddenly, you might be able to see it. Go. Okay that. Yeah. Is this something happened? Second thing is changing behaviors is. So you noted something very old that bounced did that he hadn't normally done, and they can become grumpy did you notice any more grumpiness anymore because you know, has his issues. He was grumpy than usual. Yeah. And sometimes he tries to get cashmere to play, and he had no interest and same thing on the other side. We're 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. They can you know. I feel good. Yeah. Exactly aggression as well. So they might just not be their usual self. They might curl up just not want to interact so adult that was really into a is now not not into that this post to change dogs back arching ogling concave, so that Dokan arch school reaching concave sway back be very subtle. And I know when jasmine has a stomach ache. Back office. Oh that she has a stomach ache. When she does that. So cooked 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 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 on the skin at the muscles. Very tight has made Hibbitt blood flow to the skin causing poor circulation. So the coat can often become dry and course, in a certain area of the Dokes, buddy. So if you look at your dog's coat, or if you go to swell here or there of a dry patch here, or there might not be paying. But if it's something that you see that's just come on different get to know, you'll Dokes coat and what way it lies. And if you see a swirl view, see it standing up somewhere, then be aware of it. Now with Sadie, for example. I know when sometimes she's where the pain. Because sometimes the base of tail the head will suddenly stick up. I know that I need to that area a little bit because she's feeding pain in that area. I also noticed different coats swells along her in her coat at various points, especially the 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 day might be touched during thing like that. Now, that's could be because they're paying the sensitive tickles when you touch them. But if you've had a dog that's been fine with grooming. And now all of a sudden, isn't that sit don't force it. Please don't force. It don't thing. Oh, the Dokes trying to be dominant overdose. Trying to be stopping 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 start to maybe salivated little bit and shake and shiver. Like you. So it's an intermittent on like a little bit shutt-. Yeah. Then also. And I notice when I took Sadie sometimes, and I just even touch if she does 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 win her seek them per se. I 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 you know, 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 save 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, there's that..

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