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    A mystery

    Got up this morning and went to the bathroom, and while I was in there Apollo started crying his "I'm hurt" yipe. Not just one yip, but continued. So I ran in to see what was wrong and he was right there on the bed, hadn't appeared to move, but he was clearly in pain. So I checked him to see if there was anything obvious and he seemed to be tender on his left shoulder. By now he'd stopped crying but cried when I tried to move him.

    So I left him lay and rubbed his tummy and soothed him while I collected my thoughts. By then he wasn't crying anymore and his tail was wagging a bit. I went to get my phone and call the vet, and Apollo jumped down off the bed, gave a yip when he landed, and seemed to be favoring that left leg a bit. I put the leash on him and carried him outside so I could see better, and then he was walking normally. We walked around the campground, our normal walk, and he seemed subdued but had apparently shaken off whatever was bothering him. Now he's laying in his bed napping.

    He goes to the vet Monday and I'll tell them about this incident unless he's showing signs of distress later today, then I'll go ahead and call them to get him checked out. But how does a dog hurt himself laying in bed? Could he have rolled over and dislocated his shoulder? It didn't appear to be, but if it popped out and back in maybe? Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?

    I mean, he was just laying there on the bed. There's nothing on the bed that could have hurt him; he didn't get a toenail caught in the afghan; there is no external reason why he would get hurt. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Got up this morning and went to the bathroom, and while I was in there Apollo started crying his "I'm hurt" yipe. Not just one yip, but continued. So I ran in to see what was wrong and he was right there on the bed, hadn't appeared to move, but he was clearly in pain. So I checked him to see if there was anything obvious and he seemed to be tender on his left shoulder. By now he'd stopped crying but cried when I tried to move him.

    So I left him lay and rubbed his tummy and soothed him while I collected my thoughts. By then he wasn't crying anymore and his tail was wagging a bit. I went to get my phone and call the vet, and Apollo jumped down off the bed, gave a yip when he landed, and seemed to be favoring that left leg a bit. I put the leash on him and carried him outside so I could see better, and then he was walking normally. We walked around the campground, our normal walk, and he seemed subdued but had apparently shaken off whatever was bothering him. Now he's laying in his bed napping.

    He goes to the vet Monday and I'll tell them about this incident unless he's showing signs of distress later today, then I'll go ahead and call them to get him checked out. But how does a dog hurt himself laying in bed? Could he have rolled over and dislocated his shoulder? It didn't appear to be, but if it popped out and back in maybe? Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?

    I mean, he was just laying there on the bed. There's nothing on the bed that could have hurt him; he didn't get a toenail caught in the afghan; there is no external reason why he would get hurt. Any ideas?
    Maybe slept on it wrong? Is that even a thing for dogs? Crick in the muscle or fell asleep so he was experiencing the "pins and needles thing"?? Glad he seems to be doing better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RareBreed View Post
    Maybe slept on it wrong? Is that even a thing for dogs? Crick in the muscle or fell asleep so he was experiencing the "pins and needles thing"?? Glad he seems to be doing better though.
    That's what I was thinking but like you said, is that even a thing for dogs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    That's what I was thinking but like you said, is that even a thing for dogs?
    Apparently, the answer is yes! http://keepthetailwagging.com/can-a-...fall-asleep-1/

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    Sympathy pains?
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    Monello thinks he is king of the forum, now. Just keep that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post


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    Okay, he was laying on the couch and started crying again for no apparent reason, so I called the vet and they got him in this afternoon.

    I hate when my baby doesn't feel good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Got up this morning and went to the bathroom, and while I was in there Apollo started crying his "I'm hurt" yipe. Not just one yip, but continued. So I ran in to see what was wrong and he was right there on the bed, hadn't appeared to move, but he was clearly in pain. So I checked him to see if there was anything obvious and he seemed to be tender on his left shoulder. By now he'd stopped crying but cried when I tried to move him.

    So I left him lay and rubbed his tummy and soothed him while I collected my thoughts. By then he wasn't crying anymore and his tail was wagging a bit. I went to get my phone and call the vet, and Apollo jumped down off the bed, gave a yip when he landed, and seemed to be favoring that left leg a bit. I put the leash on him and carried him outside so I could see better, and then he was walking normally. We walked around the campground, our normal walk, and he seemed subdued but had apparently shaken off whatever was bothering him. Now he's laying in his bed napping.

    He goes to the vet Monday and I'll tell them about this incident unless he's showing signs of distress later today, then I'll go ahead and call them to get him checked out. But how does a dog hurt himself laying in bed? Could he have rolled over and dislocated his shoulder? It didn't appear to be, but if it popped out and back in maybe? Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?

    I mean, he was just laying there on the bed. There's nothing on the bed that could have hurt him; he didn't get a toenail caught in the afghan; there is no external reason why he would get hurt. Any ideas?
    Could he have a thorn or sticker in him that he may have rolled on while sleeping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyjo View Post
    Could he have a thorn or sticker in him that he may have rolled on while sleeping?
    Nothing that I saw, and he's not trying to bite at anything to remove it. He's sleeping now but his breathing is shallow. We'll know here in about another hour....
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    Let us know please.. I worry for dogs!!

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