Help - Weird Symptoms
Edie has been acting really strangely for a few days. I'd love some advice - I can't tell if I'm worrying too much or if she's sick. She's really scared of being carried and isn't old enough to walk outside yet, so I'd rather not take her to the vet unless she needs to go.
She's been off her food for a few days. She'll eat a couple of mouthfuls and then stop and look confused. She gets excited at dinner time like she's hungry, but then she doesn't eat. I've never given her table scraps and I don't free-feed. I think she's lost some weight this week, too, she's looking pinched around the middle.
She seems to be having some kind of pain in her hips, especially on one side. She's walking and running okay, but every so often she stops abruptly like she's been poked with a sharp pin, sniffs and licks at her hips. I've checked as best I can and I can't find any flea dirt or fleas. No redness or swelling either.
Which brings me onto the last thing. I've been brushing her every day since I brought her home, and she's always been fine with it. Yesterday and today, she's not let me do it at all - she jumps like the brush is electric, then backs way off. Seems worst on her hind quarters.
What could be bothering her? Does anyone know? Could it be hip dysplasia? I'm going out of my mind with worry.
Last edited by Quill; 11-30-2012 at 03:23 PM.