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Dog is curled at an extreme angle with the head pointed

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dog is curled at an extreme angle with the head pointed towards its tail. He yelps in extreme pain when trying to move. It happened once before and I was told to give him vitamin B which I do daily. Last time it was 4-5 days before he started standing and walking normally. Is it his spine that gets locked up at the shoulders.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Jean, I would recommend taking Rex for x-rays this time around to see if there is any abnormality present. Your vet may recommend that you go to a specialist if profound symptoms are persistent. If Rex truly has a thiamine deficiency it should not only be diagnosed, which can often be done with blood work, but he should be on a vitamin supplement consistently from this point forward. Thiamine deficiencies can lead to death, so supplementation is absolutely imperative. I would also consider a diet change if his diet has been consistent through both episodes. Your vet can also give injectable vitamin B that may work faster than oral supplementation and alleviate his symptoms much faster.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion doing?