Nanda & Nelson Posted May 21, 2017 Report Share Posted May 21, 2017 My 5 year old male neutered dog has been arching his back lately. In his life it has happend before, but it was sporadically. I had mentioned it to our vet who couldn't see anything odd.Now the past month, we were on an active holiday and I noticed him arching his back one morning. It happened after he woke up, tail between the legs and a sad face. It's is only for maybe 20 seconds then he stretches and is fine again. Happy, grabbing a toy and eating without problems.We decided to not throw frisbees or balls the rest of the holiday. Back from the holiday we have been doing our normal walks and this evening we threw a few balls - he had a nap and gets up with an arched back. Again, it's a couple seconds, he gets up normally, arches his back, looks sad and then stretches it out. I am not noticing anything odd about him, he never has a problem walk, getting in the car, jumping on logs... Never had a limp, walks normally and in general has never had any physical issues ever since we had him. The arching is short and he quickly 'snaps' out of it. He doesn't really seem to be in pain - but he can't talk so how would I know. Is this something 'normal' for an active dog? Is it stiffness similar to what I get when I go to the gym? It makes me wonder if I should have some more tests done at the vet to rule out anything more serious. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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