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.