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My 9 yr old Pekingese is exhibiting strange behavior, and although I have seen my Vet 4 times, she is no better. She suddenly will no longer go on walks, and won't poop. My Vet put her on antibiotics after checking her anal glands (they were just emptied), checking for fever (none) and also checking her thoroughly for any physical problems(broken bones,etc). After 9 days of no walking and no pooping, the Vet gave her an enema. She also did an X-ray and found nothing.We thought all was fixed, but now, 2 days later, we are back to the refusing to go for a walk. She also seems to maybe be in pain when you try to look at her behind or lift her tail.
I am completely stumped, and very worried. this is not like her, and the Vet doesn't seem to know how to proceed. Today, she started her on anti-inflammatory/pain meds to see if that does anything.

Please help!
Thank you,
Robin Quick

I cannot answer this question because it is not behavior related. Please consult with your veterinarian about the next step in her health care whether it is more tests or a referral to a specialist as soon as possible.  Best of luck with your pup.  I hope you get a good report on her health.

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Jennifer Ganser, LMT, ABCDT


For canines I can answer questions related to behavior, obedience training, health and massage therapy (anatomy, health benefits) For equines I can answer questions related to behavior, barn management, health and massage therapy (anatomy, health benefits) I am not a veterinarian and it is not within my scope of practice as a licensed massage therapist or certified dog trainer to diagnose health conditions. Please contact your pet's veterinarian for illness related questions and emergencies.


I am a licensed massage therapist for people, horses, and dogs and a certified dog trainer. I teach group obedience classes as well as private lessons. I also work with horses and help barns establish good management practices.

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Certification Board of Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

2009 - graduate of Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy 2010 - certified in canine/feline first aid + CPR by Red Cross 2012 - graduate of Post University equine program 2012 - graduate of Animal Behavior College Obedience program

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