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My dog seems to have pain in his neck. JA: I'm sorry to hear

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My dog seems to have pain in his neck.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Opie, Bassett Hound, 6 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Opie?
Customer: He is healthy and was doing fine earlier today. It happened suddenly. He didn't want to go for a walk and seemed uncomfortable. I noticed that his head was downward and would not raise it when I tried to get his attention, or raised it with difficulty.
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: No, I haven't look at the paws
JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 11 months ago.
HI this is DRB and I am checking to see if you are available for chat?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
yes
Expert:  Dr B replied 11 months ago.
Good. Has your dog ever had back or neck problems before?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No
Expert:  Dr B replied 11 months ago.
Was there any trauma that you are aware of? And can your dog still walk normally?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No trauma, and he walked normally, but hesitated and his back was slightly curved. He's on his bed sleeping now, but he seemed to have trouble finding a comfortable position. It may be a pinched nerve, but I'm not sure. It's night time, so I do not know what to do.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I tested his reflexes, and he responds normally.
Expert:  Dr B replied 11 months ago.
You need to take him to your vet first thing in the am and keep him as quiet as possible tonight......
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK, thanks. How about if he seems fine in the morning?
Expert:  Dr B replied 11 months ago.
Also your vet tomorrow needs to do a thorough exam and may need to take xrays. I would take him in regardless of what you think....neck problems can be very serious......
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will do that then. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr B replied 11 months ago.
Can I answer any other questions for you tonight?
Expert:  Dr B replied 11 months ago.
Can I help you any further?
Expert:  Dr B replied 11 months ago.
Ok, well if you need any further help please let me know. Sincerely, ***** ***** rate my service as that is the only way I am compensated for my answers. A positive rating will not close this question as I am happy to answer any follow up questions. Thank you very much!