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    Hi Friends,

    Quick random question. I have searched the site for anything on this, but nothing applicable comes up.

    For a week now, Wilbur has suddenly started acting like he doesn't want to be touched on his sides (so if you're standing over him, and go to pick him up under armpits - shoulder/rib cage area). When I touch him ever so slightly, for example if he is laying on his side, his muscles ripple there and tense up. He doesn't do this when I touch him anywhere else. He used to LOVE getting brushed, but he has been getting up and moving away from me when I do this. It is consistent on both sides (but nowhere else on his body).

    I promise this is new - I have my hands on my dogs all the time, and this is a totally new behaviour. There haven't been any incidents or trauma...

    Any thoughts or experience with this? Of course I am terrified he is in some sort of pain.
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    Default Re: Probably nothing, but.......

    Hmm that is strange -maybe he strained himself? Sorry i never experienced anything like this xxx
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    Sounds like something hurts. Best advice I can give is to take him to the vet to have it checked out. Could be something that will go away on its own, but it could also be just the first symptom in something bigger. Without a checkup you just don't know.

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    That is odd. Sorry I am not help on this but I hope someone else comes along with something for you. Hope Wilbur is feeling better soon!
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    I agree, it is time for the vet.

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    It could be anything from a muscle strain, bug bite or anything in between. To be safe I would also recommend a vet visit to rule out anything serious being that there are no visible signs of trauma it could be something internal.
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    Yes..take him to the vet. The pain could be generating from anywhere...but it's a sign he is hurting. Let us know!

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    Default Re: Probably nothing, but.......

    So my pup started doing this a few months ago and.....turns out he is ticklish lol if you know he hasn't had any trauma and don't see signs that your dog is in pain he might not be. I was worried at first but then from touching his sides in certain spots we figured it out. It's kinda funny that they can be so ticklish. Hope this helps!

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    Default Re: Probably nothing, but.......

    I noticed 'ripples' with Banks before, but our vet said it is normal and sort of a tickle to them. but the way you explain it, I would be concerned there was some type of pain and be making a vet appointment to be sure.

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    Default Re: Probably nothing, but.......

    Could be ticklish, but sounds more like a pain of some sort, so I think a trip to the vet would be in order. Plus, don't know if you pick your bully up like you described above, but the proper way to pick a bully up without hurting him is to place one hand under his chest from the front between his front legs and the other hand from behind between his rear legs and lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Could be ticklish, but sounds more like a pain of some sort, so I think a trip to the vet would be in order. Plus, don't know if you pick your bully up like you described above, but the proper way to pick a bully up without hurting him is to place one hand under his chest from the front between his front legs and the other hand from behind between his rear legs and lift.
    so to be clear on this, one arm between the front legs supporting the chest and the other arm between the back legs to kind of meet the first hand under the dog. and the bulldog is sideways against your own chest? i ask because hubby has to pick Lola up out of bed every morning cuz she lazy..

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    @aprilemari yes that is correct, but your hands will not meet. I wish I had a pic of it.
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