For the past few days my 6 year-old Cocker Spaniel has been yelping in pain whenever someone walks by her. We don't even touch her and she yelps. She seems to do it before she gets up. Other than the times she does this she is perfectly content. She is eating well, sleeping well and everything else seems to be fine. She only does it a few times at night. Anyone have any ideas before I bring her to the vet?
For the past few days my 6 year-old Cocker Spaniel has been yelping in pain whenever someone walks by her. ... She only does it a few times at night. Anyone have any ideas before I bring her to the vet?

I'm guessing she's using the opportunity presented with a person nearby to tell the person something's wrong. Whether she's giving you forewarning not to touch her or trying to get your attention is unknown, could be both. Either way such a sudden change accompanied by yelping behavior should always equal an immediate trip to the vet.

Tara