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He is eating and I have just researched myself and I think

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He is eating and I have just researched myself and I think it is invertibral disc disease.
I have also read that acupuncture and vit b12 shots can help.
May take him to a natural medicine vet that can perform these things.pain medicine upsets his tummy.
Thoughts?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

Is this the same request about the Cavalier? Did you start a new question?

It is best to continue the conversation on the same thread.

I agree this could be intervertebral disc disease, as I mentioned before. Acupuncture might be very helpful.

I would still consider trying gabapentin. If anti inflammatory medications upset his stomach ( a common side effect) he might still tolerate gabapentin; it is a completely different type of medication that does not usually cause stomach upset and might help him a lot.

I use B12 a lot, but not for disc problems. It can't hurt to try, however.

Let me know what else I can answer and if this is helpful.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you. Let me know if this was helpful and if I can answer anything else.