Our rescue greyhound would start screaming in pain sometimes, usually when he got up from his doggy bed but could be random. Heart-breaking -- he'd be looking at us and screaming but we couldn't touch him w/o making it worse.
He had a pinched nerve in the neck. Chiro helped, cortisone shot + chiro and he's been fine for 2+ years.
Libby Engel did his chiro, I think she's out your way.
...somewhere between the talent and the potato....
My big girl sends best wishes to your big guy. (and the pup as well.)
Take care of yourself & your back. I finally got over all my hurts from being bucked off in Feb - and then my microwave died over a week ago. Bought one yesterday but it's still sitting in the car while I wrestle with dragging it into the house - and the kitchen is upstairs...
Taking it easy was what helped me get better (except I could still ride!)
Hope this is all over with quickly!
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes
I'm also wishing all a full recovery.
Years ago, I noticed one of the dogs had a huge swelling in his neck and was drooling, I thought tooth but took him to the emergency vet in the middle of the night and he had a fork stuck in his throat, he must have swallowed it like a sword swallower but it took a few days off my life getting him taken care of.
Your big dog sounds like my parents' dog (a boxer/dalmatian mix): she typically moves well but at times will do something, an extra exuberant leap, jumping down from a couch/bed, a bad step, SOMETHING, and cry out in pain. It's usually centered around her hip/lower back. Of course, her last episode was on Christmas Eve and by the time we could get the vet to see her, it had resolved with just a treatment of painkillers my mother had on hand. My parents and the vet have never gone into any in-depth diagnostics, but the thought is something like a pinched nerve that occasionally causes episodes of pain.
How are you and your dogs doing, EqT? Any good diagnosis on the big guy yet?
Also would love to know which dogfood/s you're talking about (PM me if you prefer?). I'm feeding mine Orijens + homecooking now. Was sadly surprised to discover as a result of this thread that a supposedly high quality food I used a couple years ago (Natural Balance) was on the long list of foods contaminated in the melamine disaster of 2007-- and now on the samonella list, too. Clearly, selecting posh feeds from pet boutiques is not the answer