Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

Thank you. My 4 year old Yorkie poo is in a lot of pain. he

Customer Question
Thank you. My 4...
Thank you. My 4 year old Yorkie poo is in a lot of pain. he tried to jump on the bed earlier and started yelping. Can I give him xanex to calm him until i can get him to the vet tomorrow?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 8 hours by:
8/9/2015
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,810
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Yes, Xanax (alprazolam) is a good choice not only to keep him quiet but relax the painful muscle spasms associated with presumptive intervertebral disk disease (a "slipped disk") in a miniature dog such as he. I dose alprazolam at 0.01 - 0.025 mg/lb 2-4 times daily. Please note, however, that alprazolam may have less effect on motor function (skeletal muscle relaxation, e.g.) at low doses than does diazepam (Valium).
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you for your response. Shadow finally found a comfortable position and was able to rest briefly. He is moving around a little better, I'm sure the medication will help tremendously! Thank you for acknowledging the delay in receiving an answer, hours feel like days when a family member is hurting! Have a wonderful day!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
You're quite welcome. I understand! Thank you for the good update.
I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Give Shadow a kiss for me.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,810
31,810 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,980 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,897 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,134 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,745 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My dog had a muscle spasm on the right side of his head
My dog had a muscle spasm on the right side of his head earlier today and I'm unsure if this was just simply a muscle spasm or something more serious I should be concerned avout … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
It seems like he might have pulled a muscle in his neck he
it seems like he might have pulled a muscle in his neck he was playing in the yard and suddenly I heard him yelp and since then he is not the same running around, and seems not to want to move his nec… read more
Dr. Denise
Dr. Denise
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
499 satisfied customers
She's having a muscle spasm in her neck/shoulder. Muscle
Hi there, she's having a muscle spasm in her neck/shoulder … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My yorkie poo is 5 years old and she has just one swollen
My yorkie poo is 5 years old and she has just one swollen nipple and I don't know what it could be … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,206 satisfied customers
The last couple of days my 2 month old yorkie poo was
The last couple of days my 2 month old yorkie poo was playful, the occasional bite (but soft nip) and some playful growl and mini bark. Today was very unusual. He was very very hyper. Could not keep s… read more
Sarah Snow
Sarah Snow
373 satisfied customers
I am thinking of buying a yorkie poo puppy. I have raised
I am thinking of buying a yorkie poo puppy. I have raised large dogs before but not small. When do they need their first worming? Shots? and at what age do you start feeding moist food? … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
564 satisfied customers
My pet yorkie poo has been known to have pancreatitis and
My pet yorkie poo has been known to have pancreatitis and he's been sick today he's been throwing up and it's now turning bloody and he's been lethargic and I don't know what to do what should I do wh… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
7 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year old yorkie-poo miniature 7 lbs.. She has
I have a 2 year old yorkie-poo miniature 7 lbs.. She has been fine all day until about an hour ago she threw up 3 separate times and now can't stand. She is also leaking urine and is lethargic … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
Our 4 month old yorkie poo just started vomiting. First she
Our 4 month old yorkie poo just started vomiting. First she threw up her food (around 3:20pm CT) that she had earlier today. And now she has thrown up a yellowish / clearish vial about three times. Sh… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
564 satisfied customers
I have a year old yorkie poo who has just developed a
I have a year old yorkie poo who has just developed a luxating patella on her left hind leg. at this point it just slides in and out, does not slow her down, seem to cause pain and FiFi does not hold … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
Just researching muscle atrophy to the temporal muscle on
Just researching muscle atrophy to the temporal muscle on left side … read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,316 satisfied customers
I have a 6 year old yorki-poo. She does not pee or poop
I have a 6 year old yorki-poo. She does not pee or poop inside my apartment. But when I take her to a friend's house, she pees and poops in my friend's house. My friend has 2 dogs in his house. My fri… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,316 satisfied customers
My friend has a 6 month old yorky-poo with a slight/mild
My friend has a 6 month old yorky-poo with a slight/mild cough that lasts for a few minutes after awaking in the morning. What are the possible causes? … read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,592 satisfied customers
I have a 15 year old Yorkie-Poo with advanced heart disease
I have a 15 year old Yorkie-Poo with advanced heart disease who has been on heart meds for over a year. In June of 2016 the vet said she probably only had another 12 months left so we are already on b… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,527 satisfied customers
My daughters 9 year old yorkie poo mix this morning was
my daughters 9 year old yorkie poo mix this morning was shaking with a rapid resp rate and excessive drooling. she took him outside. he seemed to have trouble walking, and he did pee, but no bowel mov… read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
629 satisfied customers
Severe constipation. dog is 15 lb Yorky-Poo. I can see the
severe constipation. dog is 15 lb Yorky-Poo. I can see the anus open and he tries so very hard to poop, but just can't pass anything. Help1 … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,527 satisfied customers
My daughters 4 year old yorkie poo has been vomiting for the
my daughters 4 year old yorkie poo has been vomiting for the last hour. It's like he throws up but then eats it … read more
Dr Aaron
Dr Aaron
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
610 satisfied customers
I have a 6 week old yorkie poo and he was on the sofa
I have a 6 week old yorkie poo and he was on the sofa yesterday and an older dog accidentally knocked him off the sofa, now he won't walk on his one hind leg, he will walk on it for a little bit then … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x