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I have 2 greyhounds. One is a male, red fawn named Turkey and the other is a red brindle female named Julep. Julep has been yipping when she lies down. A few weeks ago we had to take her to the emergency vet and she was prescribed tramadol for jumping off the bed. Shoulder was sore. She got better but it has happened again. My husband thinks she has a crik in her neck and shoulder. We have Tramadol left over so we gave her half a pill. We also have made a vet appointment for tomorrow. She is not limping and her weight is on all four legs. I just feel awful when she yipes. I wish I spoke dog so she could tell me what hurts.

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It definitely sounds like a pain response. Without any limping, I'd guess some type of issue with her neck or spine. Your vet can do an exam and try to manipulate different areas in order to pinpoint the source the pain. Fingers crossed that it's something minor. :goodluck

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See if your vet does laser therapy. They may require xrays before stating that course of treatment.

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Sounds like her neck or back is hurting her--rather common with our hounds. Please make sure your are using a harness with her and you are resting her. Your vet will be the best one to determine a course of treatment for her but I imagine it will include a NSAID like rimadyl, a pain med -Tramadol and hopefully a muscle relaxant-robaxin (methocarbamol). Keep us posted after your visit!

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Don't be surprised if she acts fine at the vet's. Arthritis has had two of my dogs yipping at home (on different occasions), but both stoically silent at the vet's. But the vet could see enough hesitant movement to take my word for it that the dogs were hurting. You might want to video Julep (great name!) as she's getting up or lying down and let the vet see how she's moving that's producing a problem.

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Don't be surprised if she acts fine at the vet's. Arthritis has had two of my dogs yipping at home (on different occasions), but both stoically silent at the vet's. But the vet could see enough hesitant movement to take my word for it that the dogs were hurting. You might want to video Julep (great name!) as she's getting up or lying down and let the vet see how she's moving that's producing a problem.

Good advice, also your vet should do a very careful physical exam, probing gently but throughly for any pain she may be masking and keeping a close eye out for small signs of pain.

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Like tbhounds said it sounds very much like a neck/spine injury which is VERY COMMON. Rest her; don't let her rip & run & jump-that only will make it worse. The best course of treatment I have found is Tramadol for pain and Robaxin for muscle relaxer. (I don't use Rimadyl -or the other NSAID's either for that matter.) Duralactin is a safe proven anti inflammatory which does not require a rx and will prolly help. More than likely 3-4 weeks of this and then she'll be 'better' but you will always need to watch that she doesn't reinjure it. Some dogs-especially when they get older- will require more aggressive treatment of various kinds. My 14 1/2 year old takes Tramadol & Robaxin & Duralactin & Fresh Factors twice a day every day-and it enables her to be happy and race and fly across the yard still even at her age and with some fairly significant orthopedic issues. It is a very safe combo. And really getting Julep on Fresh Factors alone might even be enough to help keep it from causing any problems. But it is important to rest them and get the inflammation down and get it under control. It can get very bad very quick if it is not addressed properly. Hugs to Julep & Turkey!

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