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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Dog is around12 got from shelter had six yrs done great with

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dog is around12 got from shelter had six yrs done great
with rimadyl althe sunned he yepl whi and now his yep is like a bear in pain does not stay long but he sounds likwe a devil he aways come dog around anyonehelp help pleasew
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- I am a little confuse, can you explain to me what seems to be the problem with your dog?

2- How long has this been going on?

3- Is he currently on Rimadyl and Tramadol? If so, how many milligrams and how often?

4- How much does he weigh?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
shaking front leg not week the like i said he creams like the devel few hour
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

1- This has been going on for a few hours, correct?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

I'll follow up for Dr. Peter for you. Such intense pain in conjunction with front leg shaking strongly suggests a cervical myelopathy (neck spinal cord disorder) such as degenerative disk disease (a "slipped disk") or perhaps a tumor in or around the spinal cord in an elderly dog. He's going to need the attention of his vet once again who needs to consider more potent analgesia. X-rays may be suggested although if surgery isn't an option - and it should be questionable at your dog's age - X-rays aren't absolutely necessary but may give you a prognosis for his recovery. Please continue our conversation if you wish.