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Old 12-03-2014, 08:45 AM
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I have a 3 year old yellow lab, and this afternoon she displayed unusual behaviour- she suddenly ran into the house and curled up under the table where my aunt and I were sitting, and tried to squeeze next to us on the chairs, and she continued to move about like she was panicking. We think she was frightened and/or hurt. Now my dog's tail is not wagging. It doesn't go up anymore (it was fine this morning) now it's turned down flat by her bottom.

Do you think the affected area is her bottom or her tail?

My dog doesn't look like she's in a lot pain so we haven't taken her to the vet yet, although she walks slow and her walk looks unusual now, too.
She wouldn't let us check her tail or bottom either.

Oh and she doesn't sit down now like she normally does, with her bottom on the floor .. and she doesn't bark anymore. I felt her chest earlier and what I expected to be fur was a big lump of pounding muscle.. her heart was beating so hard.

We strongly feel that someone hurt her.. (she wouldn't go to the other side of our house for a while but now she's not avoiding 'the suspect')

What do you think? would be really thankful for any response. Sorry for the long post.

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Do you think the affected area is her bottom or her tail?
The only thing that I have personally dealt with in my dogs is what is called a "Limber tail syndrome".
My Rottweilers both have their tails and when we went to our cabin we took them for a swim in the lake. The water was a bit chilly, not cold but my vet figures that's what caused it. Plus all the running around for a full weekend.

It sounds kind of similar. I would call the vet and ask what it could be, including the Limber Tail Syndrome. Just to be on the safe side!

What was your dog doing before this happened? Where was she and was there anyone else with her?


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We strongly feel that someone hurt her.. (she wouldn't go to the other side of our house for a while but now she's not avoiding 'the suspect')
What do you mean? What/who is the suspect?
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This dog needs to go the vet immediately. Right now. No waiting.
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I'd take her to a vet, too. Dogs are darn good at not looking like they're in pain, even when they are.

And yeah, what do you mean "not avoiding the 'suspect'?
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I wonder if its anal gland pain? What has been said sounds like dogs in agony could be inflamed bowel, infected anal glands or more serious vet visit in order! If my dogs acted this way I wouldn't hesitate.
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