I'm pretty sure Holly is also affected by SM although nothing like the boys. She just has some "scratchy" days. Well I have always had trouble trimming the fur between her paws and her nails. She can't STAND her feet touched. She has never yelped just wiggles and pulls her feet away. A few weeks ago she was whimpering and limping. I ended up finding a sticker thorn deep in her paw. Fixed that. Just now she was coming in from outside and screamed out in pain coming up the set of 4 stairs.
I got her inside and she screamed when I touched her paw... Thinking that we had a repeat of last time I felt around for a thorn... nothing... Poor girl was whimpering the whole time I was touching her paw.
Just for the heck of it I thought I would check her other front paw... Again she screamed. Again Nothing in it. She just DOESN'T want me messing with them.
She then got down walking around, no yelping, no whining, no limping...
I picked her up to inspect her paw again and she started whining....
Right now she just walked in the kitchen to get water. No limping no whining...
I hate to pay an emergency Vet bill but I'm very baffled. If she is in pain why is she walking around like nothing?
Touching her back paws causes her to pull them away and wiggle but not whine.
Could this be SM related or something totally different?
Why is it mainly only when I touch them? I'm going to watch her and see for another hour or two. My vet opens at 8 am tomorrow so that would be best for us.