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Old 02-15-2011, 05:54 PM
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My Dog Groaning And Always Wants To Go Outside

My 8 or 9 year old Mongrel dog (A mix of terriers, namely Tibetan Terrier. Looks a bit like http://www.askyviewlabradoodle.com/i...vyCoat_300.jpg )

Has been acting weirdly.
When she gets in bed (She shares my bed), I'll go and pet her and say goodnight. But every time I touch her, or sometimes even move on the bed, she'll groan. Similar to a light growl.

She has also been waiting at the door to go outside, every time someone so much as stands up. She'll go out for a minute, maybe two, then want to come back in. She isn't doing anything out there. She just walks about, then waits to come in, only to go out again 5 minutes later.

Also, our old dog Bella (RIP) used to have a cyst on her hip. If you touched it, it would move about. She died of cancer and the vet told my mum that a way to tell the difference between a cyst and cancer is that a cyst will move when pushed, cancer won't move much.
I've found a little lump on the Mongrel's stomach area and it moves around when you handle it, but it's quite deep down. I'm wondering if it is cancer, since she's an old dog.

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Sounds like a trip to the vet is in order. Maybe you can write down all the things you are noticing so you don't forget any details and make sure your vet hears everything. You never know which detail will be the clue needed.

Good luck and do tell us how your dog does.
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Thanks Tess.
Do you have any thoughts on what it could be?
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Do you have any thoughts on what it could be?
It could be almost anything. It sounds to me like she is very uncomfortable, which bespeaks of a possibly serious medical problem.

She really needs to see the vet.
Is there a reason you are hesitating to take her?
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Pudd,
Sounds like a trip to the vet is in order. Maybe you can write down all the things you are noticing so you don't forget any details and make sure your vet hears everything. You never know which detail will be the clue needed.

Good luck and do tell us how your dog does.
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i would have to agree.Write down all the things you notice untill you get her to the vet.I hope the best for you and her!
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It could be almost anything. It sounds to me like she is very uncomfortable, which bespeaks of a possibly serious medical problem.

She really needs to see the vet.
Is there a reason you are hesitating to take her?
The vet is about 70 miles away and my parents aren't convinced that there's anything wrong.
I can't drive either.
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That is a sticky situation to be in, but it seems that this is a time when your dog needs you to be her advocate.
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The vet is about 70 miles away and my parents aren't convinced that there's anything wrong.
I can't drive either.
Well, that is a problem!
I wish we could be of more help to you from here.
But the symptoms you describe are so vague, that it's just not possible to narrow it down.

When is your dog next due for a regular vet appointment? Maybe you can convince your parents to do it earlier? I would be concerned to get the lump you describe examined.

Again, I would make careful observations and write everything down. Maybe you, yourself could call the vet with the list of symptoms and if the vet thought you should bring the dog in, that might convince your parents.

It is difficult to be a young person in these situations!
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Well, that is a problem!
I wish we could be of more help to you from here.
But the symptoms you describe are so vague, that it's just not possible to narrow it down.

When is your dog next due for a regular vet appointment? Maybe you can convince your parents to do it earlier? I would be concerned to get the lump you describe examined.

Again, I would make careful observations and write everything down. Maybe you, yourself could call the vet with the list of symptoms and if the vet thought you should bring the dog in, that might convince your parents.

It is difficult to be a young person in these situations!
I'm not sure about the next appointment.
The only thing I can think of is worming, but we do that ourselves.
I think we're taking our Deer Hound bitch in soon to see if we can breed her. I'll see if we can take Molly in then.
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