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Help, my dog bit me & now whenever I go near his left side he snaps at me and attempts to bite. Cannot pick him up to comfort him since that would require touching his lift side. He bit me on Saturday & Sunday. So I left him alone for a couple of days. Looked as if he was getting better. Now, he is just standing hunched over, with head & tail down, (will not lay or sit). I think he slept standing up last night because he was in the same position when I went to bed last night. He has been eating & drinking fairly regularly but it is obvious that he is in pain... and very antisocial, irritable. Doesn't even want to go for a walk. Promaxol seems to comfort him, for a while, but I am afraid that it just masks the problem. How do I know if it is something serious? What should I do? There are no natural vets, that I can find in the Youngstown, OH area. Joyfully in Jesus, -Rita-

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May 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM



Dear Rita,

This sounds serious, I think you should take your dog to the regular veterinarian for a diagnosis. It is possible that your dog has a disc problem in his back. If you were given that diagnosis it would would be good to go online to find a veterinarian that does acupuncture. It is becoming more popular and so many veterinary practices will also offer acupuncture. It might be challenging to get your dog into the car. Perhaps providing a ramp so that he does not need to jump and you do not need to pick him up will make it easier for him to get into the car. For now do not let him run or jump since that could possible worsen the situation. You might also check if anyone does house calls. They could bring a stretcher.

Please take precautions so that you do not get bitten again.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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