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Hi again. Charley is now 7 months old. He was nuetered a month ago...all went well. A few days, or week, after his surgery he didn't want to jump up on the bed anymore...when he did he cried. Didn't think much of it because of his recent surgery. A couple of days ago, this started again. Crying for no reason that I can find. Just sitting and crying. He is obviously in pain. I took him to the vet today. Said he has a slight temp (1/2 degree) and thought it might be a bout of gastritis. Sent him home with antiboics. Also gave him a shot that said it would calm down his stomach. (he had thrown up the day before). I am worried because again, he doesn't want to jump up to the bed, or get in the car. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Are there such things a growing pains in dogs?? I know there is a disease called pano, but, he is not exhibiting the signs (limping). If anyone can shed some light on this, please let me know. thanks
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Oh, I am sorry...but I think I would get a second opinion. Sounds to me like your vet may be overlooking something important.
I wouldn't wait...I have said this many times, but it bears repeating here, when dogs actually show signs of is intense for them.
I think I might even request an x-ray to be sure that nothing was left inside (although with a neutering, I can't imagine that being invasive enough to leave something...) It could be herniated...lots of things...but it is certain that something is wrong and I would not continue with a vet who is willing to "wait and see".
Charley, I reread your post and wanted to mention that if your dog is experiencing growing pains (yes, they do get them) it is doubtful that would include fever and nausea.
I considered hip problems, but again the fever and nausea throws me off on that one.
Could your dog have a tick? Has he been vaccinated against Lyme's Disease?
I checked and found that hip dysplasia can cause fever: ... _1961.aspx

Did you dog get kennel cough vaccinations before his surgery? (Sometimes kennel cough has no caugh, just fever and loss of appetite, etc.)
That is good info, Angie, thanks so much. I knew that growing pains are real...2 of my dogs have had them...but I don't know if the fever/vomiting are part of the symptoms...have you heard about that? If so, then growing pains could be the problem and it could be coincidental to the neutering ... still, with the other symptoms, I would worry about infection or hernia problems with the surgery.
But you are absolutely right about the growing pains and I am glad that you posted the information. It puts a name to the problem and will help me and others look up more info!
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