Pain relief for DDog2 or emergency vets?

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TreacherousPissFlap Sat 05-Oct-19 14:35:46

DDog2 appears to be hurt. He's a 6yr old working cocker and is in rudely good health.

This morning he didn't eat his breakfast (unusual) and is not jumping up (extremely unusual)

He seems "off" and I feel he's likely either twisted or banged his back end. He's seems to be standing a bit awkwardly and is definitely reluctant to move.

Drinking normally, normal pee and poo. Went for a short stroll to the village green and was happy enough pottering about, but definitely not himself. DH has just taken DDog1 out and he's not at all fussed at being left behind (extremely unusual) He's lying down in his box now and just seems mopey and out of sorts.

I feel this does not constitute an emergency appointment (at this time of day we would need to call an emergency vet) but I feel uneasy about leaving him in fairly obvious pain / discomfort until the emergency surgery tomorrow.

Is there anything I can do in the meantime, or should I look at getting him seen earlier?

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PenelopeFlintstone Sat 05-Oct-19 14:37:10

Have you got any Mobic?

Moondust001 Sat 05-Oct-19 14:40:56

If you do not know what is wrong, then it's the vets. You should not be dosing an animal with pain relief as that can make certain conditions far worse. It might be something. It might be nothing. But you can't even make a good guess at it, so let someone who knows what they are doing see the dog.

TreacherousPissFlap Sat 05-Oct-19 14:42:33

We don't have anything really confused

DDogs are young(ish) and in good health, this is why I'm so woefully ill-prepared.

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squee123 Sat 05-Oct-19 14:47:05

I would go to the vet personally or at least call them to see if they think it can wait. Off his food and reluctant to jump could also be a digestive issue which can be serious.

JJSS123 Sat 05-Oct-19 14:50:20

My cocker was like this. He had serious issues with his stomach which we had no idea about it just came on when he was under a year old. If my mum hadn’t of acted so quickly he would of been dead. Please don’t risk it

TreacherousPissFlap Sat 05-Oct-19 14:54:39

We have an emergency appointment at 3.15.

I can't remember the last time I used the emergency vets (we suspect it's at least 15 years ago) and she seemed a bit sceptical that it was necessary, but something is making me uneasy.

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Rainbow Sat 05-Oct-19 14:55:23

Personally, I would ring the vet and get advice as a minimum. Dogs, especially young ones can compensate for a while but when they can no longer compensate, they go downhill fast. You say you have no idea other than he is off his food and behaving out of character so you have no idea what's wrong. Get him seen for peace of mind, it maybe nothing but it might not xxxxx

TreacherousPissFlap Sat 05-Oct-19 15:38:22

Well, I've had cheaper afternoons.

Back from the vets where DDog2 appears to be in tip-top health. He's even had a finger up the bum which was something of a shock to his system grin

He's had a Metacam injection and we have an appointment for tomorrow if he doesn't improve. The vet thinks its likely to be some form of back pain rather than anything more sinister, either way I feel happier that he's been seen (even if I haven't had the bill yet!)

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SirVixofVixHall Sat 05-Oct-19 15:42:08

I would immediately see a vet for this. You can’t just guess at what might be wrong, he needs to be seen and treated appropriately.
Why leave it ? Anything could be wrong, and it could get worse. Dogs are good at covering up pain - I take my dog to the vet straight away if she is unwell or hurt, I wouldn’t take a risk on it if I had no idea what was wrong.

SirVixofVixHall Sat 05-Oct-19 15:42:38

Cross posted ! I see you have taken him in.

JJSS123 Sat 05-Oct-19 16:17:04

Pleased it’s nothing serious xx

PenelopeFlintstone Sun 06-Oct-19 03:07:50

It’s good you went to the vets. Obviously, it’s best if you can.
I suggested Mobic (human medicine often used for bad backs) because my dog also has some kind of back injury that flares up and we have Metacam for when that happens.
Metacam is Mobic by another name.

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