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Chihuahua (Blue) is holding her head up and eyes are wide…

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Chihuahua (Blue) is holding...

Chihuahua (Blue) is holding her head up and eyes are wide open and she was crying

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the Chihuahua's name and age?

Blue is 6 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Blue?

Earlier she wouldn't bend her head down to pick up a treat. She was treated for an ear infection 2 months ago

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Blue, please?

You appear to be describing a dog too painful to flex her neck. In miniature dogs, a cervical (neck) myelopathy (spinal cord disorder) such as degenerative disk disease (a "slipped disk") is an important consideration. Less commonly, a steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis has arisen.

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