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Old June 11th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Brian Batstone Brian Batstone is offline
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Exclamation Intermittent Shaking, Pain and Vomitting

Hi all.

I have a question about my poor little dog "Smudge"

He's a Jack Russell terrier cross.

On occasion, (once every three or four months), all of a sudden he launches into what seems to be severe pain. He is only 2 years old. He will whine and cry and almost screech in pain, his back legs shake, then he throws up repeatedly. He then lays about after the pain seems to subside, and within a little while seems like all is fine. Its becoming very nerve racking. He is very responsive, eats relatively well (when he chooses too...he's a finicky fella) We have tried every type of brand name dog food known to man or beast. He drinks well, and is over all a very active and happy dog. He will have one episode of this, and then is fine for months. Can anyone give me any insight as to what may be going on? We have contacted a no-kill shelter in our area to request help for him as we have fallen on some hard times and need to give him the best opportunity to thrive. We are going to surrender him to them and they will screen a family who can properly care for him, but in the mean-time, I'd like to be able to give them some insight as well as to what may be occurring.

thanks for any help or info you can offer.

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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Have you ever managed to get him into the vet during an active episode? Is it possible that he's periodically bloating?
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Old June 12th, 2008, 02:56 AM
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You said you have contacted a shelter to surrender him but have you taken him to your vet yet? If so, what did he/she have to say?
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Old June 12th, 2008, 06:21 AM
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Taken to Vet

Unfortunately no.....

This will generally happen to him in late evening or at night. I have contacted a vet, actually everyone in the city says they won't accept payment plans....which really disheartens me. I just can't afford to take him, and have no way to get the money together.....don't get me wrong, I love my little buddy more than you can imagine.
Thanks for the information though about the bloating, it sounds suspiciously like something like that. He's fine this morning running around like normal.

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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:40 PM
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Intermittent Shaking

Is there not an organization that offers financial assistance for pets? in Canada we have the Farley Foundation.
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