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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Sorry, i dont have any money so trying find answers to help

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sorry, i dont have any money so trying find answers to help my tiny toy poodle who is yelping periodically and panting.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have paid by paypal and I am taken to page where I am asked to leave my email address. All it says when I try to input the address is, Sorry, this email has already been used for a previous account. Please use a different email address. If I try to log in with the email address it says the account doesnt exist.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. For questions concerning your account please contact***@******.***. A 2 year old miniature who is behaving as you've described is painful and possibly suffering the muscle spasms associated with degenerative disk disease (a "slipped disk"). This idea would be supported by your seeing her vocalize upon being approached or lifted, difficulty jumping up or down or navigating steps, a change in posture such as holding her neck stiffly and/or her head lower to the ground, and a change in behavior such as a normally social dog becoming aloof or, conversely, a normally aloof dog becoming "clingy".

This is necessary an educated guess because periodic yelping and panting aren't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one disorder. Her vet will need to thoroughly examine her paying particular attention to your dog's spine. Areas of hyperpathia (increased sensitivity) would suggest a disk. Please respond with additional information and further questions or concerns if you wish.