Problems With the Spinal Cord
Spinal cord issues are serious problems and should not be taken lightly. A dog with spinal problems, such as a pinched nerve in the neck or back, is likely to be in pain, and picking the dog up makes things worse.
Spinal cord problems are prevalent among certain breeds, and you need to be extra careful when picking such dogs up.
Dogs have sensitive tummies and can get tummy aches due to dietary indiscretions and sudden food changes.
In both cases, the digestive upset will cause pain, and being picked up only accents the pain.
A dog with a tummy ache is likely to vomit, have diarrhea, and show a lack of appetite. Minor digestive upsets can be managed at home.
This is probably one of the scariest reasons on this list.
Sadly, lumps and tumors are not unusual in dogs. Dogs are prone to developing various types of cancer.
Sometimes the cancer lump is painful on its own, and other times, the pain may stem from the swollen lymph nodes around the tumor. Either way, urgent veterinary attention is warranted.
Have your dog see the vet, if hes suddenly reluctant to being picked up.
The puppy is lonely and wants other puppies around
If you’re a big animal lover, this one won’t be such a hindrance to solving. Some puppies are meant to live with a pack. Adopting another puppy or two may greatly help resolve this issue.
Dogs are social animals and want to be in a pack. This is why Labradoodles can’t really live outside. We are the pack for our dogs – but sometimes we can’t be there enough. Adopting two dogs can work really well as they can keep each other entertained and out of mischief.
If your puppy is rather lonely and if you can’t always be there to play games, then amuse your pup. Your puppy’s pack doesn’t even have to be just dogs. You could adopt a kitten or some other kind of baby animal instead. (See how to get dogs like Cockapoos to get along with cats).
#10: They have joint pains
Your pooch may have arthritis if they’re old. And carrying them in your arms might have caused their joints to throb more.
Hip dysplasia, a genetic condition, is also likely if you have a large dog. Say, Saint Bernards and German Shepherds.
Dogs who have this will find it hard to:
So they may lay down to eat or choose to sleep downstairs.
Aside from genes, diet is also a factor in this. Because excess weight puts more pressure on the joints – making their condition worse.