Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't been here for a long time as my computer broke then I forgot about the forum. I finally remembered about it as I was searching for more info on SM.
My dog today was in a lot of pain all of a sudden, yelping and yelping for a long time and writhing around in pain. I rang the vet immediately and they were about to close so they waited for me to take him down.
The vet deduced the pain was in either his neck or his ears and after checking through his past history of having pains which we weren't sure what was causing it he immediately said he thought it probably is due to SM.
Just in case it is an ear problem he gave Jasper some ear drops and we have to go back on friday to see how he's doing. If he isn't better then he wants to knock him out and put a camera down his ears to see whats going on. Is this a normal test? I thought the only way to test for it was an MRI?
Anyway, Jasper had some metacam to kill the pain but I think it's wearing off now because he is in a lot of pain again. He's been lying with his chin on the floor most of the night and crying every time he moves, or even when he hasn't moved. He's also been hiding in corners which he never does!
Right now he's sitting on the floor with his nose up in the air and has been for ages, like he just can't relax. His breathing has been very shallow too.
Does anyone have any suggestions of anythng I can do to calm him? He cant have any more painkiller till late tomorrow evening and I feel so bad for him that I can't do anything mre to help