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In pain on jumping up king charles spaniel

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in pain on jumping up
king charles spaniel
Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry to hear Dina is having discomfort on jumping up todayThere are many potential causes of her pain including patellar luxation (floating kneecap), back pain, or even hip issues can cause her discomfort. The primary concern is going to be her back with her breed but patellar luxations are a close secondBack pain is not necessarily from doing something like jumping off the furniture and crying out, they can be walking around the house and have a disc herniation because of their anatomy. Then attempting to jump or do stairs afterwards can cause further discomfort Here is more information on this condition: Ideal is to have your veterinarian evaluate your dog to definitively diagnose the problem and start on appropriate medication to control the discomfort. Until you are able to do this please restrict activity (which often they are already doing themselves but that means no steps/ stairs and only carrying to go potty) and rotating warm and cool compresses on the back and into the rear legs in ten minute intervals to reduce pain and increase blood flow. You can also do light circular massage up and down the back and down the rear legs to stimulate blood flow if this is not too painful and will allow it. To pick your dog up please use one hand between front legs and then scooping behind back legs to avoid pressure in the middle of the back. I have actually trained my little dogs to put their front legs on my forearm to minimize pressure on their backs and the associated discomfort.In regards ***** ***** luxations, here is more information: dogs are noted to have this on previous exams that the luxation has progressed to this stage tonight. On walks they tend to hop or kick out their back legs in order to realign the patellas on their own. I hope this information makes sense but please let me know if you have any additional questions I can assist with. I hope you are able to get your little one comfortable soon, truly. If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!
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