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Hello!

My 1 year old spaniel/lab/poodle mix seems to have hurt herself but I can't figure out what part of her it might be.

Yesterday my husband picked her up to show her the other dog over the fence (they do this alot) and she yelped. He quickly put her down. She seemed fine. Later in the evening she yelped again while just walking across the room, then again jumping down off the bed. I heard her yelp one time during the night..not sure what she was doing then and then this morning she was turning around on the couch and yelped yet again.

We have checked everything we can think of, legs neck and back, tummy...she doesn't seem to have a sore spot. She is eating fine and going potty fine. She doesn't seem sore or stiff until I guess she moves a certain (inconsistent) way.

She for the most part seems like herself, a little extra clingy and she did hide under stuff more than usual this morning.

Any thoughts on what it might be, or anything else I should check? I called the vet and the nurse said to wait and see until tomorrow but if she's hurt I feel bad leaving her like that.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I'd see a vet. You say you have checked but honestly, unless you know what your looking for and what your looking at in terms of whats normal and whats not, things are seriously easy to miss. Until you see a vet, make the dog take it easy to prevent aggravating any injury if something is wrong.
If you wanna check again though, check each side at the same time. As in start at each foot simultaneously and work your way up, go really slow and be thorough, push in all the little nooks and cranniess and make sure everything feels symmetrical, and feel quite firmly. This will help you pick out any potential swelling as you will be able to feel the difference between each side. Also If your dog starts to react to certain areas in the slightest, like lip licking or panting then she may be sore. Dogs are great at hiding pain. So it takes quite a bit to get them to show it.
It could be nothing, or it could be anything! Only the vet can tell you.
Hope its nothing serious though!
 

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I agree with Mashlee. You can press on my elbows, for example, and if you hit the right spot, I'll jump out of my chair, but I won't feel a thing otherwise. It's easy to miss sore spots if you don't have the technique down, which most of us don't.

ETA: It was very frustrating for me to tell doctors that my elbows hurt, have them do a half hearted palpation and produce no response and then dismiss my complaints. My rheumatologist, on the other hand, found the sore spot on the first try. He actually knew what to look for.
 
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