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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Molly today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? How is her appetite? How long has her symptoms been going on for?
Okay thanks for the additional information. Based on the symptoms you are describing it sounds like Molly may be having problems with her spine that could be causing the pain. It be a bulging disc in her back and neck that is causing the back paws to drag, pain in the neck and pain in the front leg. Therefore the spinal cord could be severely inflamed. If that is the case, then steroids may help relieve some of the pain in addition to the gabapentin and Tramadol. But you may see that her thirst and urination may be get worse as a side effect of the drug. But if the pain improves significantly, it may be worth trying her on the steroids.