When my chi is sleeping…when he starts to kick his legs and starts crying like bloody murder it sounds bad. Hi, I just saw an article referring to someone’s pet that is very skittish, I have a Chihuahua named ‘Livee’ (pronounced live ee), and we also have the rest of her family too, brother, mother and father, none were inbred, and ever since her birth she has been the odd one out, and growing up, she has all the symptoms of an abusive owner, such as when being called, she’ll walk very slowly towards the caller, with her tail between her legs and head down, then when she gets close enough she’ll just drop and roll on her side, with a little squirt of pee to follow, she doesn’t bite, but when she’s on the couch, and we give her that happy tone in our voices, she wags her tail like crazy, then immediately drops into that submissive posture, and when we rub her belly, she starts an intense tail wagging more of a circular motion, then starts a heavy bout of snarling and growling, and when snarling, it looks like she’s attempting to talk, because she’ll start wagging her tongue about at the same time as snarling, making it sound like she’s talking, but she doesn’t bite, then she’ll intensively stare at one of the other chihuahua’s and continue growling and snarling, we have to actually say “quit” to stop her. Dogs with joint conditions will likely display other symptoms such as having difficulty lying down, having trouble climbing stairs, or showing a reluctance to jump. I would certainly see a vet who is interested in animal behaviour as a first step and see if this is true. A life spent playing, jumping, and running will eventually wear down a dog’s body. How to help: It’s important to get your puppy to the vet as soon as possible if you notice any of these symptoms. He also yelps when I opened my car door to let him off. We also just moved into a new house and there’s less stairs but he is struggling worse with the 2 he has to get up to get into bedroom. You might also consider a partial seizure. I would like a reply, Hi Sandy. Lifting of the paw I have heard described as a “root signature”. He hurt himself coming up some stairs when he lost his footing. It can happen when moving, when touched or even while sleeping. How long should this behavior go on? He is the most loving soul. Thanks. Hope it helps?! Anyway.Two days ago, I came in from out side,sat to him and put my hand on his tummy to pat him.He screamed so I thought I must have sat on his leg.So again I tried to pat him and he screamed again. My dog does the same thing happen for no reason has anybody found a reason why they do it. My vet suspects strain in the back. And he refuses to use the stairs anymore. Hi Samsudin- yes, yelping is unique to dogs. any ideas ? He never bites but when I tried picking him up so we could go for a walk he bit me. Please help! Outside of medication, the thing we do recommend is to make sure your dog has access to plenty of drinking water and to limit your dog’s movement (e.g. He is very healthy 35-40lbs active dog witH no obvious cause for sudden pain. I hate to see her just cry in pain out of the blue. Yeah, it makes me feel like I am hurting her but then again just wonder if shes being vocal? Hi – my dog will yelp when touched on his back leg flank area or on his lower back. These all happened without even touching it. I’m not sure I’m just confused and looking for answers. A long shot is that it is what’s called a ‘root signature’ where a prolapsed spinal disc puts pressure on the root of a nerve that goes to the leg. Hi Andrew I have a wee saved Gritton.He had been abuse by his last owner.I got him at 3 and a half years old.It has been a hard road with him,but I have always just been very kind to him.this poor wee soles is scared of everything.I have had him for near on four years. You can see NSAIDs used in dogs listed here. It’s strange but true: yelping without an obvious cause is almost always caused by neck pain. I give him a joint supplement and have had him on that for years. Hi Douglas. If you give him eye contact, touch or talk to your dog whenever he yelps, then you will be encouraging him to continue with the behavior. If it’s really a leg problem, there should be a limp most of the time, and dogs almost never yelp with leg problems except when they first hurt them. I agree with the idea of a spinal origin, but I’m wondering if degenerative myelopathy could cause referred pain, if that’s what it is. However, it’s the change in behaviour that concerns me. It sounds like you’re reading the right information – I’m glad you’re getting a vet out as he definitely needs help. Regardless of the cause, the problem is worth investigating, whether for health or quality of life reasons. The next morning I took him to the vet.They checked Ragnar out and Ragnar was not screaming at all while in the vets.Once I got him outside yep he started screaming.I took him back a second time to the vets they did xrays but said they really couldn’t see any thing.The vet said.Ragnar must have eaten something or this spin at the base of his tail could have a smaller gap than the other disks in his back.The vet did say Ragnar had a lot of poop inside of him.Ok they put him on painkillers and told me to watch him over the next few days.Day one. When we come home she won’t even get off the couch to say hello. Two other conditions that cause yelping might be sometimes also occur. My mom has a 7-year-old male Maltipoo. Sooo, what can make her have all the symptoms of being abused when she isn’t? I don’t know what to say except that I’m sorry I’m not in your area to be able to see your dog. Even though you may also not find the problem with an x-ray, I would do it too as the it can be in the muscles and ligaments. Hello, I have a 14 year old min pin who is crying out in his sleep first and now he doesn’t want his neck area or his tail touched. My dogs six-year-old loss up so I will send she wakes up out of his sleep and he is like not having it with anybody touch it is lower back area Ed his belly area he walks and he kind a like it seems like he’s a balance but his buddy Kenny is in a U-shaped seems like he’s in a lot of pain what do I do please help me. I just woke up to find my pup shaking and twitching muscles. Like maybe a pulled muscle or crick in her neck? He or she will analyze your Chihuahua’s blood to assess his overall health, and take chest x-rays. My advice is to get a second opinion, and if nothing is found again, get X-rays done if costs allow, or use an NSAID instead of acetaminophen. I would get a check up as it’s also possible he’s in pain and it’s his way of trying to get away from it. I would think if it were back pain the back legs would be affected rather than the front. It was like she didn’t know who I was or was scared. Hi Joe- Frenchies get a lot of ear infections so the head shaking could be an important clue to this. Common symptoms include twitching and tremor, limping, slow movement, and having temporary difficulty straightening their legs. That what my boy did no matter where i touched him. Now the X-rays have proved negative at least I can remove that worry. We checked in her ears and mouth to see if there was any redness or swelling and everything seemed fine. Acts fine immediately after as her sweet self or goes back to playing. When i had both hands on his head praising him, he yelps extra loud at random. Comments are welcome below and will appear within 24 hours.By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. He yelped and winced and limped for a few days, we took him to a vet tech who saw no inflammation, no redness, and felt no breaks or tears in his itty bitty 9 yr old Multi-Poo less than 10 lbs body frame. Please help he is my only true friend. She is so energetic we take her on 3 walks per day, while we also have a large fenced in backyard for her to run around in. Don’t forget the RSPCA, or the Blue Cross will also help. and she was lifting up 1 of her feet while shaking I didn’t know why she yelped but it has happend for 2 days and I am very worried, Hi my border collie is male and 12 years old usually very vocal barks at everything I came home from work few days ago he’s cowering in a corner yelps for no reason randomly panting so fast all the time he allowed us to lift his paws and back legs no yelping he lies down almost all the time he will get up and go out side if repeatedly called but is obviously in acute pain he has bitten my husband if he gets to close but I have young children so I’m nervous of his temper I have an emergency mobile vet coming out tomorrow but I can’t really tell him more than this his appetite is good but he will only eat out of ur hand which he’s never done. This information will help a vet or pet behaviorist better understand the underlying issues. Also have a look at my page on human medications you can give to dogs, but none of these will work very well. Amigo. Your dog could be suffering from joint or muscle problems in specific sections of the body. Very upsetting. While we were sleeping, I accidentally touched his back and he again yelped. He still eats normally but he doesn’t move around as much he just lays down all the time now. Hi Janet. So frustrating. 6 year old Chinese crested powderpuf. A dog that yelps without an obvious reason usually has neck or back pain. For the last 2 days she has not done any of these things. Home » Chihuahua Health » Caring For Your Elderly Chihuahua I Love My Chi may earn a small commission for purchases made after clicking links on this page. I have a female Rottweiler and she just got out of her heat. Copyright © 2021 My Pet Child | About Us | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy. I walked past her and she jumped to the side and yelped. Shes done that for awhile but now has only recently yelping when nothing in particular is happening. The Dogington Post is proud to do for the dog world what other great online newspapers have done for the dog-eat-dog world. He’s also breathing pretty heavily, he’s being take to the vet later today but I’m still worried about him . No matter what, he keeps his head bent down and tries to only move his eyes to look around. and if you push on his shoulder blade he yelps. An internet search didn’t give the right answer, so let’s set the record straight…. Idk the date to these questions but id take him sooner than later. Hi guys, my young Mastiff cross hoons around all the time and yesterday I noticed him yelping every third or fourth step and looking stiff, he also stopped playing with the other dog and lay down and was not his usual perky self when I called him. Back pain often causes obvious referred pain to the abdomen, with a very tight, hard and painful belly. The best advice I can give is found in this article – you found the right place. He’s in pain but I can not localize it. A few hours later and hes still walking stiffly, panting excessively, and cant lay or sit down without yelping out in pain. All this is horrible! I don’t expect you to see it yet, but this dog is clearly in terrible pain. I’m having the same symptoms in my 7 year old papillon. Please help!. It’s an understandable reaction for dog owners to want to give their dog something to alleviate their pain, but it’s something you must avoid at all costs. It’s never accurate without a physical exam but to me the best clue that it’s ‘behavioural’ (e.g. I don’t know what to do please help me out. The minimum treatment is good pain control, usually via anti-inflammatories and opiates or gabapentin. Learn the signs and causes of back leg weakness, including sudden weakness and weak legs in senior dogs. The dog has wild anxieties. Yelping continues occasionally. Any ideas? You need a vet ASAP. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It is necessary when there is a risk of: Just like spinal pain in people, not all cases are serious. Took her to ER and they cant find any pain in her neck and no reaction when touched. She is a Husky and Healer mix. Today (Wednesday), he again is lifting the same front paw and yelping, but only did it once for about 5 minutes again. But now he could be by himself and Yelp. Joint problems can form due to two issues: developmental and degenerative problems. However, you could have an unusual case. He started yelping about 2 months ago. There is definitely something wrong with him, and he’s not just seeking attention. We thought possibly a bad dream. Ken Gillespie Photography / Getty Images In most cases, you can manage excessive whining with basic training, mental stimulation, and exercise.When the behavior is seriously resistant to change, you may need to bring in a trainer or behaviorist for extra help. Good luck. Hi Sam. Chihuahuas are considered a senior when they reach 10. Acute pain is the cause of most yelping ‘for no reason’. It looks like you’ve done everything right and it sounds like he has back pain- it’s frustrating how they don’t react when the vet handles them. Hi your responses are interesting but I’m not sure if our almost 3yo spoodle has pain or if it is a defensive measure. Joint and muscle problems aren’t the only health issues that may cause your dog to randomly yelp in pain. It was so unsettling and she was in obvious pain. At first we thought he may have injured himself as he is ball mad and does all sorts of flying leaps to get the ball, but he seems to be walking & jumping ok. I massage his neck gently and he seems to be getting better. It certainly sounds like he’s in a lot of pain and needs a vet. You certainly have described all of the symptoms of severe pain but it is hard to say why. His chest is still swollen as well. When I touch, squeeze or rub her leg and paw she shows no signs of pain. Dogs with Lyme will often feel intermittent pain and scream when you touch them. Any advice would be much appreciated. She will also be sitting or lying and suddenly yelp, shake and run off for no reason. Vet X-ray shows she has elbow dysplasia, (sadly common in some breeds as is hip dysplasia) she may have stretched out the leg and elbow when asleep and the osteoarthritis that sets in the joint caused a sudden sharp pain. What does that mean? Also if you live near a PDSA and get housing benefit you can get help from them, and you just make a donation if what you can afford. Hi Lenaa. We are gonna wait a few days to see if he stops yelping, if he doesn’t what should I do? I have a 5 year old chihuahua and she's always been kind of scared and shaky. He did eat all his dinner. It sounds like there’s a lot going on, and he‘s likely to need pain medication. Will flinch if you step over her. She is also very use to car rides so I’m sure this is not the problem. He still refuses to walk on it and limps everywhere. Is there any pain meds I can give her? This may cause the dog to yelp when they perform a specific body moment. This may cause the dog to yelp when they perform a specific body moment. Here are some common reasons for dogs that yelp randomly. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Can You Give Dogs Over-the-Counter Pain Relief Medications? He can sleep on the shoulder that that is causing him the pain. If you want to stop your dog from whining, you first have to understand why he is making noise. Hi I would still take your dog to the Vets as it sounds like a Skeletal problem and an X-ray will show this up. Taking medication has helped her to be more steady on her feet. Either way, you need a vet to be sure. 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