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My dog is having a hard time lifting her head and moving slowly. she was whining a little when she tried to scratch her ears.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

She is moving around slowly. she likes her but scratched and she kind of leaned into my legs and slid back down to laying.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Which breed and how old is your dog, please? The symptoms you've mentioned are consistent with spinal - cervical (neck) in particular - pain which can arise from simple trauma, degenerative disk disease (a "slipped disk"), meningitis, or neoplasia.

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