I've got a bit of a problem. My miniture 9-year-old has done something to her back or shoulders. I realize this is common so far as doxies go but I'm unsure what to do and taking her to the vet traumatizes her. About 3 days ago I noticed she was unwilling to try to jump either up or down. She wanted my help, which is unusual. Now when she is spooked and jumps down she'll kinda squeal or squeak. I have a feeling the pain is coming from between her shoulders but I'm just going by her stance. I'm real tempted to take her to the vet and have him give her some prednisone but I hate that stuff and every time we go in she puts up a fight that is worthy of coming from an animal in excess of 100 pounds. Trying to hold onto her is like trying to catch a greased pig. She's terrible. I've been giving her 1/2 a baby asprin 2x a day and trying to make her as comfortable as possible. Any suggestions on what else I can do?