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Dog neck is swollen on top she yelps when you touch it and

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Dog neck is swollen on top she yelps when you touch it and she is shaking also she is walking with hunch back
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for asking your question. My name isXXXXX will try to help.
Is she able to eat and drink?
If you move her head up, down, left, and right does she cry?
Is it swollen like a lump? Or just generally swollen?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't know about eat and drink but when moved up and down she yelps
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes when moved side toside and up and down she yelps
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.
Thank you,
Most likely she has sprained her neck. In severe cases, the spongy disc material, between the bony vetebrae in her neck, can be damaged.
If she is not better by morning, I would schedule an appointment at the regular vet to avoid the emergency clinic over the weekend. The vet will probably put her on a stronger pain medication, a muscle relaxer, and take x-rays of the neck.
For pain, you can give her human aspirin every 12 hours. 5 mg of aspirin, per pound of dog, every 12 hours. Give it with food to help prevent gastrointestinal upset. If she is already on another medication, let me know to make sure there are no interactions.
You can hold an ice pack on her neck for 20 minute intervals.
Raise her food and water dishes so it does not hurt her to eat or drink.
I hope this helps.
If you have additional quesitons, please click reply.
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Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.
Hi Haze,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Maggie. How is everything going?

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