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My Mum and Dad have recently returned from a short holiday in Barcelona and when my mum stroked Pippa, she yelped. At first we thought she was just in a mood with my mum for leaving her, but today shes been yelping when anyone stroked her, so we are a bit concerned. I've checked all her body; teeth, bones, joints etc but can't see anything that could be a problem. The only thing I did see was a small rash (slight redness and a few bumps) around her groin, which looks like a heat rash, that humans get. Has anyone got any ideas what may be wrong with her as I'm quite concerned and she doesnt seem herself, her tail is between her legs :( Thank you.
 

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I would pop in to the vets...if it isn't like her to yelp when touched....she must be in some kind of pain, and I would want to put my mind at ease.
Thanks Amanda, will have to book her in at the vets, i'm quite curious to know whats up with her to be honest, as there's nothing I can see that could be a problem. Not very nice to see your pets not acting themselves. Thanks again :)
 

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The day that my parents got back (tuesday), she yelped before my mum even touched her. But today its been when she's been stroked anywhere, but i sat her on my knee and rubbed my hand all over her body and she didn't yelp once. It doesn's seem like she is in pain, it seems more that she is frightened of people touching her but nothing has happened recently which could give her a fear of being stroked.
 

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Don't wish to scare you at all Grace but this is something you should bear in mind.
It's a copy and paste from a thread about meningitis.


Obi's story hear with symptoms if it helps

http://www.mydogslife.co.uk/author/clare-carroll/


Typical symptoms of SRM include:

Hyper reaction to touch, particularly neck/spine area
Pain when head moved side to side, up and down
Fever
Lethargic behaviour
Strange gait when walking and standing motionless with an arched back
Reluctance to go up/down steps
Shaking/panting


Just realised Pippa is not a puppy, sorry. I would still keep this mind mind though :)

If any/ all or some of these apply to your puppy then please seek veterinary advice quickly. It seems to be quite common among youg cockapoos or at least there have been quite a few affected by it. With promt treatment recovery is good.
 

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Thank you for that Karen, was very useful, will be keeping an even closer eye on her now tomorrow! Will let you know what happens with her, I hope that she doesn't have meningitis though :(
 

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I must admit if it were me I'd take her to the vets straight away as something is obviously wrong. I always like to be sure it's not something major. Hope she gets better and whatever it is goes away soon and she's back to herself.
 

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my mums booked her in at the vets for tomorrow :D ive just gone outside with her and shes climbed on me and refused to move, usually she's chasing round after her ball! she's perked up a bit when i mentioned the word 'walk', so going to take her for a little one now and see how she is. She's only had one drink today but has been munching on her dinner, glad she's got an appointment at the vets though, lets just hope its nothing serious! Thanks for all your advice! :)
 

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Grace I have just realised how old you are! I hope my post hasn't scared you, I apologise if so!! I am glad your mum has booked her in to the vet tomorrow. I might be tempted to urge your mum to push for an urgent appointment tonight though if she can get one.
If not keep an eye on Pippa, if she vomits or looks like she may be getting worse then I wouldn't wait until morning.
Fingers crossed for you and Pippa, hopefully it's just something she has eaten given her tummy ache or something.
We will be waiting for an update :)
 

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haha, don't worry about that, its ok :) they had no appointments tonight and no one can take her till tomorrow night, her appointments not until 6pm :( I will definetley keep an eye on her and will let you know what the vet says to us tomorrow, shall i post it in here? not really too familiar with how this website works!
 

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haha, don't worry about that, its ok :) they had no appointments tonight and no one can take her till tomorrow night, her appointments not until 6pm :( I will definetley keep an eye on her and will let you know what the vet says to us tomorrow, shall i post it in here? not really too familiar with how this website works!
Yes Grace just post it on this thread. If you are unsure of anything just ask, we love to help on here!
Also if you are worried about Pippa later and need a bit of reassurance or moral support, there is always someone lingering around on here to chat to. We are a caring bunch and we will be hoping Pippa gets back to herself as soon as possible and will be looking forward to your update :)
 
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