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Old 03-11-2017, 07:10 PM
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Dogs hackles rising in pain?? Really need advice

Backstory,
Today is Saturday my dog got spayed on Wed.
She is a female lab/vizsla mix about 55 pounds.
She is approx 3/4 yrs. Give or take 2 or so yrs.
She was a rescue this past Aug and she has had multiple litters.
Never had any aggression problems whatsoever.
If she is scared or excited her hackles will rise, on the back of her neck, shoulder blades, down her spine and on the sides of her spine, and one small spot on the base of her tail.

Thursday morning we picked her up from the vet and she seemed great.
They gave us rimadyl to give to her once a day in the mornings for 3 days.
We have one dose left.
Her appetite has been down and she overly exhausted, as to be expected.
We are keeping her calm and letting her rest.

Problem,
She won't eat her regular dry food so I've been feeding her wet food.
When she eats it out of her bowl in her normal spot in the kitchen, which takes forever for me to get her to even come and eat, I have to sit with her and pet her and coax her to eat it all. It's only 1/4 cup, if that.
Her lower back hackles rise up towards the end of while she is eating.
She is not growling or be aggressive whatsoever.
She seems like she's scared or unsure or possibly in pain?
It's driving me crazy I am started to become very worried.
I'm wondering if eating is causing her to be in pain and her hackles is her bodies response to the pain?

I would love any of your thoughts on this. If it continues I am going to call the vet and get her checked out. I just can not find any information on the phenomen on the web so I thought I would ask you lovely people!

Thanks in advance!!
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Since this is only day three post-op, she probably is still very uncomfortable. Is she eating a decent quantity of food daily, and drinking water, peeing and pooping ok? She should be starting to feel better, if she isn't, a visit to the Vet is in order.
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Since this is only day three post-op, she probably is still very uncomfortable. Is she eating a decent quantity of food daily, and drinking water, peeing and pooping ok? She should be starting to feel better, if she isn't, a visit to the Vet is in order.
She is not eating a decent amount of food and from what I can tell she isn't really drinking much either, I have four pets and they share two water sources. She is peeing normally though and pooping regularly only not as much as normal. Thanks for you response!
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Watch her food and especially her water intake, as well as urine output. If she were mine, I would be having a Vet check her out. She could have an infection, that could be cleared up with the correct antibiotic. And it might be nothing, but really you need IMO a Vet to make that determination.
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