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Dog whimpering and general discomfort

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I have my American Cocker Spaniel Daisy, (4 years old) who today when I came home from school was whining a lot. She whines when she moves up the staircase, generally appearing to have some discomfort and the pain appears to be located around her shoulder when I was petting her.

Any advice?
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Go to a vet.
Do not give children's tylenol. It is toxic to dogs. You really need to see a vet. If she is yelping or whining, she is in pain, and waiting is not a good idea, nor is masking pain. If the dog takes a turn for the worse, and you have masked the pain, it can make it difficult to diagnose what is wrong. Also, if you give aspirin or another pain reliever, and the vet feels she needs surgery, aspirin can increase bleeding, potentially causing serious problems. Or if the vet needs to give a steroid, they CANNOT if you have given another NSAID.

Go to a vet. The dog may have ruptured something, or eaten something that is causing an impaction, rupture of an organ, etc. Or there could be a spinal injury that needs rest/immobilization/steroids.
Glad she'll be ok. Thanks for updating.
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