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IVDD is common in short legged and long bodied dogs. In these dogs it can be as simple as a wrong tun can affect the spine. Generally to check for this issue a series of X rays are initially done on the spine, as well as a Neurological exam. Sometimes the Vet will suggest an MRI. As far as treatment it can range from strict cage rest to laser treatments, Physical therapy and in worst case scenario, surgery. The will start the dog off with Pain Medications and anti inflammatories to go along with crate rest. For Muscle issues, rest and a muscle relaxer is usually the treatment as well as Physical therapy.
When you see your regular Vet he can do the exam and Xrays and get an idea of what is going on. He may in some instances recommend a Veterinary Neurologist.
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