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    Anyone thinking maybe anal glands? Have they been checked? Just a thought.
    Cathy
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    Could he have a sliver or burr in his foot pad or could a nail grown too long?

    I'm grasping at straws but it is starting to sound like something is bothering him. Tucker is very sensitive about me touching his paws. He pulls them away even when all I'm trying to do is dab mushers secret balm on the pads. But he's never yelped when walking. He often yelps when he's picked up, as a result I do not pick him up if I do not have to, I prefer to have him jump up on me, or pick him up off something at a higher level than floor level. I have to be careful with a few of my young nieces, they love him to bits but constantly try to pick him up, even one of my sister's (come to think of it) he lets out a loud yelp when she picks him up.
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    I don't thnk they've been checked properly but his gotten 2 quick check ups from the vet. His nails and pads are fine, been checking htem regularly too. He scoots a bit, usually after his done a poo. His coughing a bit now? Not a proper cough like his trying to get something out of his system but he only does it once at a time. *sigh* So many things to worry about!

    No leg dramas since I last took him out. Other than his running with both of his back legs togethor like a rabbit? I don't know if thats normal or not
    Emily and Ollie (29/10/06)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalicious
    Other than his running with both of his back legs togethor like a rabbit? I don't know if thats normal or not
    Shelby runs like that...I call her my little bunny rabbit
    Cathy
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    Well thats one relief!

    Ollie was just resting on my bed when the cat voluntarily lay down next to him! Which is a first But of course Ollie's curiousity got the better of him, it's not his fault he wanted to sniff her face So now his back in the crate snoring away

    When he wakes up I'll see how his legs are going.
    Emily and Ollie (29/10/06)

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    I have not had time to read all the posts (replys) but what I would suggest is as part of your daily routine go through a little examination with Ollie. Feel all over his body (including his bum ), have a good look at his paws between them and feel the nails, have a feel in his mouth, around his gums and feel his tummy all those sorts of things. This will not only train ollie gradually to enjoy being examined but it will help you to get to know his body, how puffy his tummy is or whether his nails are due a clip , if he is teething or ears are hot all these sorts of things can change daily and you are often left thinking is that normal, or was that there before but if you start to check everyday you'll know. When doing this try very gently to manipulate his legs and hips, lift his tail and see if he shows any discomfort.
    Write any findings or concerns down and there frequency for that day and when you go to the vet next if it can wait that long very calmly take them through your concerns, don't let them rush you and ask for a very thorough examination.

    With the sneezing is he in the same place when he does it ? It could be something simple like a certain plant, dust or even the sunshine can make people (not sure about dogs) sneeze.

    My mums puppy Toby does some similar things, he will sometimes let out a little yelp when he is moving around but I am sure he has stood on his tail or sometimes its more of an excited squeek, same with picking him up, if he is excited and wants to go down he will wriggle and yelp. He also had a funny little limp thing and my mum had him sedated so our vet could have a really good feel of his hips and knees and he was all good. So you can rest a little easy knowing your not alone.

    Hope this helps, don't ever stop being cautious though even if your folks think your being over the top prevention is definately better than cure with these little guys. Trust your gut instinct. So long as your little man is sleeping, eating, pooing, weeing and playing I'm sure he will be fine to wait till your next vet visit. But if you really feel he has to go negotiate with your parents to do some chores for a trip to the vet ?????

    Not sure how old you are ? Could you get a casual job ?

    all else fails rob a bank !! Just kidding !
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    Robbie use to yelp and look at his back end every once in a while when he was younger and I could never find anything, the vet could never find anything.. we finally chalked it up to some growing pains as he seemed to outgrow itl.

    Hope Ollie is okay
    Debbie, Riley and Robbie

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    Wesley does all of the same thing your pup does. The yelping towards his behind was actually his anal glands. They were full and needed to be expressed. He sneezes here and there. He scratches a lot but it's all over and turns out he has really dry skin right now due to the winter. He's even a little flakey at times. Seems a lot like puppy behavior, but if your concerned, I would get him checked out.
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    You just explained everything that my new pup is doing! Glad to hear that Padden isn't the only one. She always grunts and moans when I pick her up after she's been sleeping and its taken about 2 weeks for her to stop scratching her collar. I took it off for a week and we have been using a harness instead. She stopped with the scratching and now she's learning to shake. For the last few days I've put her collar back on and she doesn't scratch it anymore, just shakes. Try a harness and see if that helps any!

    Padden also sneezes a few times throughout the day and sometimes I think she gets the hiccups. She doesn't seem to be in pain and we just saw the vet last night for more shots and he said that she's fine.

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    Shelby, in particular, sneezes when she really gets going barking. It's really funny though. She'll be barking and wooing and then just disintegrate into sneezes.
    Cathy
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