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I know he ate a treat but will he eat his regular dog food? Did he eat his breakfast.
Any strenuous or vigorous activity yesterday ?
I am concerned that he may have hurt his back or his neck. This can happen from jumping on or off furniture or from just generally activity. Back pain can present commonly with the symptoms that you are describing .
I would recommend that Bandit be seen by your regular veterinarian today if you can so we can get him examined to have his back and neck checked for pain. If you cannot get him seen today then we need to restrict his activity ( cage rest would be the best) short leash walks to potty so he does not injure himself worse.
Generally when I have a patient that is a little older and this is their first episode of back or neck pain I will discuss 2 different treatment plans and then the owner and I discuss which works for them. If the pain is mild to moderate I will recommend X-rays of the spine to check for intervertebral disk disease or disk compression which can change how long and how aggressive we treat. If the pain is mild or my owners cannot afford xrays then we treat with conservative therapy with pain medications, muscle relaxers and anti inflammatory medications.
Good luck with your dog let me know how he does and if you have any questions.
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