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Old 11-21-2016, 06:36 PM
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Dog yelping for no reason

I just rescued a dog last week (3 year old corgi/ chihuahua mix) and he acting really funny. He yelps loud for no apparent reason whatsoever. Sometimes he yelps when you touch him (pet his back or neck) but more times than not he will just randomly do it for no reason. He will just be laying there and he will yelp and run like something is hurting him....but i cant figure it out. He also rubs against us kind of like a cat would. He wasn't really taken care of at his last home and they admitted to keeping him in his crate most of the time. His toenails were super long and I initially thought that was what was bothering him. I took him to the vet yesterday and she didn't seem concerned. Said she didn't seen any infection in his ears or ear mites (i was concerned maybe he had ear mites), he got all his shots up to date and his nails clipped....and he's still yelping all night. He also has a cough but again vet wasn't concerned and said it's common for smaller dogs especially a chihuahua mix to do that, explained to me it's kind of like a backwards hiccup. I'm super concerned about him but I don't know what else to do. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on my situation. Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:32 PM
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It could be neck or back pain, depending on what he is walked on.

I cannot walk my Chi x Dach on a collar, his trachea is very sensitive and even slight pressure from a collar causes him to choke, and if he pulls hard enough it could collapse his trachea. Back when I got him 2 years ago and made the mistake of walking him with a collar he pulled and then for weeks afterwards he would randomly have coughing fits. The other bad thing about a collar is that if the dog is pulled or jerked hard enough it can cause a problem with the neck and that can cause random pain.

I also have to be careful about the harness I use with him, earlier this year, starting around March I was walking him using what's known as a shoulder collar, it wraps around the dogs shoulders and the front feet go through a couple of leg holes. He started having symptoms exactly like you describe your dog having, random yelping, and he'd run to a different room and look back at his butt like something had stung him. I had to switch vets (first vet couldn't figure out what was the matter), and the second vet diagnosed him with a pinched nerve somewhere in his back, he prescribed some medicine. Well I knew every time he pulled the harness was pressing into his spine so also I switched harnesses, he hasn't had a problem since.

I really hope that you can get to the bottom of what's going on with your Chi x Corgi, he's very lucky to have ended up with such a loving, caring owner!
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Thank you so much for your reply. I tried taking off his collar all day and he's still yelping all the time. He does look back at his butt like you said so maybe it is that...but he even does it while he's sleeping, he will jump up all of a sudden and yelp...and then run around. I feel horrible because he does it when I try and pet him also....on his beck, neck, belly...doesnt matter he yelps and i feel horrible...but he yelps when he's just laying there also so im at a complete loss. Vet said she thought flees possibly and he was yelping when they were biting him...but couldn't find any signs of flees on him so that doesn't seem right plus he's not itching at all. Ugh....so frustrated. I'm going to take him to a different vet and see if they have any answers. Thank you again for your reply!!
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Definitely get a second opinion. In a corgi cross, spinal issues absolutely can happen. What is he eating? Saw a puppy the month ago who was yelping about 15 minutes before and after passing stool... Turns out her raw diet was way too high in bone and she was eating it so fast that bits of bone were irritating her rectum. No blood in the stool, but clearly it hurt enough to draw a squeak out of her.
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Thank you so much for your reply. I tried taking off his collar all day and he's still yelping all the time. He does look back at his butt like you said so maybe it is that...but he even does it while he's sleeping, he will jump up all of a sudden and yelp...and then run around. I feel horrible because he does it when I try and pet him also....on his beck, neck, belly...doesnt matter he yelps and i feel horrible...but he yelps when he's just laying there also so im at a complete loss. Vet said she thought flees possibly and he was yelping when they were biting him...but couldn't find any signs of flees on him so that doesn't seem right plus he's not itching at all. Ugh....so frustrated. I'm going to take him to a different vet and see if they have any answers. Thank you again for your reply!!
You're welcome.

I definitely know about the frustration, and just how heartbreaking it is to know something is wrong but not be able to do anything to help them!

Zody would be just laying down, sometimes sleeping, sometimes not, and would have the pain. I've seen fleas cause a lot of issues, but never pain like what you describe, sounds like your vet is grasping at straws like mine was. Mine said it was anal glands, even after they had been expressed, Zody was still having pain, and I flat out asked about his back and the harness and filmed what Zody was doing so I could show him, he still insisted anal glands, I switched vets after I needlessly allowed him to flush the anal glands and was told they were not impacted, but to bring him in in a month to have them expressed again. All of that took place from March - May. Since May Zody has had his glands expressed once.
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I had his anal glands checked, and he still does the yelping. He's four years old but now he just does it all the time. Sometimes he'll be great and he'll be sitting with me. But in like a blink of an eye he is already yelping if I get near him. But you'll be fine to lay with me he just doesn't want me touching him. The vet told me that he is just a diva. I'm sure there's got to be another way that I can figure out what's going on with him
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