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Softly whining

I think I fall under that category of paranoid pet owner, but I've noticed something about Lucky. When I pet him or sometimes am holding him, he'll wine softly. Do you think he might be hurting? The shelter said he was a "hit by car" but the vet who examined him when he brought him in didn't see anything wrong. (Well, he didn't see the 3 broken teeth either). Am I being paranoid or should I take him in to my vet? Or maybe his whining is just like a cat purring? Does this happen to anyone else?
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Beamer does that to sometimes.. Sometimes I think maybe he does not want to picked up and he just lets of a soft whine.. he also does this sort of thing when he is trying to sleep and we bug him.. lol..

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Beamer does that to sometimes.. Sometimes I think maybe he does not want to picked up and he just lets of a soft whine.. he also does this sort of thing when he is trying to sleep and we bug him.. lol..

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Murphy will snuggle into my neck and make a noise, sounds a bit like a cat purring. I always tell him he's not a kitty-cat! LOL

I'd mention it to the vet at your next visit though.

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I don't know about you, but if I'm in pain and someone is touching me, I pull away. I wouldn't stay there unless I was lethargic and unable to get away easily.

If Lucky is hurting and seems healthy otherwise, I don't think he'd tolerate you continuing to touch him.
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We have a Havie (also a rescue) in our little play group that does this. It's only (and always) whenever any of us give him our undivided attention and pet him, and he stops immediately as soon as the petting stops. He plays eagerly and energetically with the other Havs, and nose-bumps people to coerce them into petting him, so he's definately not in pain. We all think it's his version of "purring" (maybe because he's happy to be getting love now?).

I agree with Kimberly--I think he'd pull away if you were hurting him, even if it were just a soft, timid flinch.
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My DD said listen to him (Hobbes) he's imitating the soft baby talk you do when you pick him up! I started to notice she's right.



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Pixie makes funky little noises to get my attention like whining and soft growling. He could just be a very vocal guy trying to tell you things.

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Dexter does soft whining when he has certain toys he really loves. Dexter will also do a soft whine of some of the treats I give him also.



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We have a Havie (also a rescue) in our little play group that does this. It's only (and always) whenever any of us give him our undivided attention and pet him, and he stops immediately as soon as the petting stops. He plays eagerly and energetically with the other Havs, and nose-bumps people to coerce them into petting him, so he's definately not in pain. We all think it's his version of "purring" (maybe because he's happy to be getting love now?).

I agree with Kimberly--I think he'd pull away if you were hurting him, even if it were just a soft, timid flinch.
That's exactly what he does...he stops whining the minute I stop petting him. And he doesn't pull away or flinch at all. And he's a huge "nose bumper"! He'd be happy sitting in my lap 24 hours a day. I'll take everyone's advice and just consider it his way of telling me he's happy. But I will mention it to the vet the next time we go.

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