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I am sorry to hear about your Cavalier's problems. Is he taking any pain medication?
It sounds like he has a problem in his neck and/or spine, such as a pinched nerve or inflamed disc. It could also be something more serious such as a tumor in the spine. It may help to start him on anti inflammatory medication such as carprofen or meloxicam along with a pain medication such as gabapentin.
Is he eating? I usually judge quality of life by the appetite. If he is eating, he is not suffering enough for me to be thinking about letting him go, if he were mine.
Let me know if this is helpful and what other questions you have.
I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you. How is he doing?