With Friday we've tried everything to get her out of pain at that moment. She will actually start running around the house, which I think makes it worse. We've found trying to get her to settle down by talking to her in a soothing manner and softly stroking her back. We're careful not to touch any of her sensitive spots like her ears, chest and feet. She also will jump up on the back of the couch and rest her head on the couch pillows so her head is upward. We'll help lift her up and arrange the pillows for her.
We've also tried ice cubes to lick on and eat or frozen carrots. I noticed when she had a bad day she would want to go outside and eat the snow (we had snow all winter). Like Karlin said the bags of frozen peas or something like that might help because I've also noticed she digs her head into the snow and lays there for several minutes. She would not let me touch her neck during her pain episode though so I couldn't hold it there anything there.
Sometimes distracting her with toys or something else that's going on in the house helps. It seems to get her mind off her pain.
If she has one more episode quickly or soon after I give her a pain killer, tramadol. That's only on occasion and when I sense she's having a bad day due to weather or wind. She does fairly well on her other meds which I have posted on the other thread. Hope this helps.
Terri, mom to Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday