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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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He has deteriorating disks. I believe the one that was

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He has deteriorating disks. I believe the one that was hanging on by a thread has broken off and is under the skin at his rib.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Brewster he is 10 years old a boxer.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Brewster?
Customer: I have given him his pain meds for today but he seems in a lot more pain than usual. Obviously.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Intervertebral disks can't escape the spinal canal. You're seeing something else under the skin at his rib. A prolapsing disk can rupture and its contents compress the spinal cord, however, and that would certainly exacerbate Brewster's pain. What have you adminsitered to him so far today?

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