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Q. My dog occasionally yelps when picked up. Sometimes it does not bother her and she has no other pain behavior. Could this be more mental vs physical?

Answered By
PAULA SIMONS

A. It could be a reaction to the fear of being picked up or it could be that your dog is sensitive in her back or abdomen and something is painful when she is picked up. If this behavior continues I would have her seen by a veterinarian. They may want to perform an orthopedic exam.


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