I have a 12 year male retired racing greyhound, Cinnamon. He is big boy. 87 pounds. For the last year or so he has been having problems with his hind legs. Losing muscle tone and having problems going up stairs. He has fallen trying to go up the steps...so, I had the steps carpeted. Our vet has told me that he may have spinal lesions and there is nothing that can bedone except keep him comfortable. I understand that since I had the same problem withmy last greyhound, Atticus. He passed away at 15 years old. So, I have Cinnamon on pain meds from the vet. Tramadol and an NSAID. I am wondering if there is anything else I can do to make him feel better or help him build up his muscle tone in the hind legs. Supplements? Massage? PT? Ice packs or heating pads? Anything!! My greyhounds are like my babies. Thank you
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 12
Type of Animal: Greyhound
Name of Animal: Cinnamon
Vet, pain meds, N-SAIDS, Making sure he is laying on soft areas and sleeps on the bed
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!Aside from medications, other options to consider:1) Acupuncture (LINK HERE)2) Low impact muscle training with underwater treadmill therapy (LINK HERE)3) PROM therapy (LINK HERE)This is meant to be a running dialogue, and for this reason it is very IMPORTANT that you reply using the REPLY TO EXPERT button if more information is needed at any time BEFORE rating.Positive RATING (EXCITED FACE or 5 STARS) is appreciated as this is the only way I know you have received the information and I receive credit for my time.Please remember to ONLY rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please STOP and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian.
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Is there anything I can do at home for him?