About four times now, my dog Cowboy has let out a long, extremely pain-filled howl out of nowhere. He's sitting in his crate, doing absolutely nothing, not changing position even, and all of a sudden...
The vet suggested it might be back pain, which can be very sudden and sharp. Full body x-ray done... nothing appears wrong with his back or anything else.
Today I went to him, picked him up, and he let out a little whimper when I lifted him out of the crate from behind his front legs, but I can touch him there and everywhere else, press into the soft tissue, and he doesn't seem to be in any sort of pain.
3 of these incidents happened before he had some very infected teeth removed, so I initially thought the infection was the reason for the pain. But the teeth are gone now, and everything in his mouth looks absolutely fine.
This is the same sound he makes when he's in full-on separation anxiety - but this time I am standing right next to him. Could it be something weird like PTSD?
I'm waiting for the vet to look at the x-rays again and call me but I doubt he's going to see anything there if he didn't see it already. Hmmm.