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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog is having a hard time lifting her head and moving

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Customer: my dog is having a hard time lifting her head and moving slowly. she was whining a little when she tried to scratch her ears.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: she is moving around slowly. she likes her but scratched and she kind of leaned into my legs and slid back down to laying.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

Which breed and how old is your dog, please? The symptoms you've mentioned are consistent with spinal - cervical (neck) in particular - pain which can arise from simple trauma, degenerative disk disease (a "slipped disk"), meningitis, or neoplasia.

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