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head hanging

February 29th, 2008, 08:18 AM
I have a large dog, golden mix. Last night he cried then got up with his head hanging down. This has happened 2x before. Have seen a vet but am not satisfied with what he says. I give him Medacam when this happens and massage his back (he seems to want the massage around the rear of the back, near his tail). At times he will cry when he moves. He is obviously in pain. His head when these episodes happen is always hanging down.

February 29th, 2008, 08:31 AM
Welcome to the board, dossie.

How old is your dog? What did the vet diagnose?

It could be so many things--maybe back pain, maybe abdominal pain... Did they do a blood panel?

If you have nagging doubts about the diagnosis, have you considered a second opinion? Sometimes fresh eyes see things that have been missed.

It's so hard to see them in pain and not know why. :grouphug: