Labradoodle cries extremely loudly (and randomly) after eating
by William Long
Hello, every once in a while after feeding our labradoodle puppy she begins to cry extremely loud for 1-2 minutes until we hold her close and she calms down.
It has happened randomly since she was the age of 4 months and happened again today at 10 months.
Our vet suggested it may have something to do with lock jaw, but it is really hard to diagnose while she is crying with all her might, and then she just stops...... Any idea on what could be causing our puppy this immense pain?!?!?
Thank you for your consideration =)
I wish I did have some ideas as to what the problem could be because this must be very distressing for both your puppy and yourselves!
It's not something I've ever experienced with my dogs and as it's so random and has been going on for several months it sounds as though it's not something very serious, but is obviously worrying.
I can really only recommend that you take her back to your veterinarian for another, thorough check up and insist on some kind of diagnosis. Could it be that she has a problem with her teeth in any way - either decay, or a broken tooth, an 'extra' baby tooth that hasn't fallen out, or perhaps something stuck back there? I know that seems unlikely but it's all I can think of.
If her jaws are 'locking' or getting 'stuck' in some way, I'd imagine that could cause the reaction you're seeing, but this isn't something that normally happens and if it IS the problem then I would hope your vet can figure out why it's happening.
Large breed puppies like this grow and develop very fast during this period and it could be that as her growth rate slows down and her body becomes more in-proportion that this problem will fade away if it's due to some kind of bone/joint/ligament problem. But this is really all guesswork on my part I'm afraid.
If you can't get answers from your own vet don't be afraid to seek a second opinion, your pup needs you to try to figure this out so that she can feel better.
I wish I could help more but wish you lots of luck and hope that she is doing much better soon.
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