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Unhappy Strange GI problems?

Hi. I have a 2 year old male havanese. He has had two episodes of very strange GI distress - as far as I can tell. This is what happens (all of a sudden): If I am petting him or if he tries to jump up on bed or couch he will let out a painful yelp and shriek if I try to figure out where it hurts. What I have noticed is that he is tense ALL over. His genital area is inflamed and his whole body is very tight. He generally lies very still, on his side, and stares out with open eyes - never falls asleep. He won't roll onto his back - starts shrieking in pain. He will also start shaking all over after an episode of being moved.

This has happened on two occaisions that I can remember, in the afternoon, and I have had him on my bed monitoring him. He eventually falls asleep and seems to be better the next day. Bowel movements seem to be normal. This is a pretty strange experience since he is the first Havanese I have had and also the first small dog I have had. I am wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar to this with their Havanese.
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Take him to your vet and have him checked out.


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I think it is time to visit the vet. This does not sound norma. Perhaps a hernia? There is just too little information to tell her on line. Let us know what thevet says.

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Yikes! I definitely agree that you should get him to your veterinarian for a look. If the genitals are inflamed, it could be an infection. The first thing that came to mind with the crying and freezing is a hurt spine or seizure. At any rate, it doesn't sound good. Visit the professionals for this, definitely.
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I think he should see the vet ASAP. Good luck.
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Hector please update us on your little guy. We are very worried. What did the vet say?
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Hectorhav, I hope you were able to in to see the vet. Your dog needs to be checked out. Please share with us what you find out. We are worried right along with you.
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Hi Hector, have you seen the vet yet? Please let us know how your little boy is doing!

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Okay...I'm sorry...but is this for real.
1. If he tries to jump he lets out a painful yelp.
2. Shrieks if you try to figure out where it hurts.
3. Tense ALL over...body very tight.
4 Genital area is inflamed.
5. Still -- Stares out with open eyes.
6. Won't roll onto his back.
7. Shaking all over after being moved.

This furbaby should see a vet if just ONE of those things were happening. It doesn't matter if it's a Hav or a Bulldog -- or small or large. If any pet appears to be in pain or have an inflamed area it needs medical help. From what I have gathered on this site, I believe if any member had experienced 'one' situation like this they would freak out and rush to the vet.

I'm sorry if I sound rude -- I'm just in shock if this is real.
Please take your Hav to the vet. I think everyone is worried and wants to hear his is okay.


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Well, I have an appt. for a physical but didn't want to do emergency anything because Carlos was totally normal the next afternoon - NOT kidding. I am VERY careful about overreacting and do know when there is a serious emergency going on. He was back to his chipper, playful self the next afternoon - no meal interruption either. We like to run up our road for excercise and he did that with great joy! I fully intend to get him checked out. You are all great with comments and concern - I will keep you posted.
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