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She moves slowly like she is in pain and screams when she is…

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She moves slowly like...

She moves slowly like she is in pain and screams when she is picked up. She only walks short distance then sit down

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

Emily is 6

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Emily?

No she is a toy ūüź© wit very short with leg long as my little finger and weight 10 pounds

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Emily. While this is necessarily conjecture because I can't examine her hands-on, degenerative disk disease (a "slipped disk") should be an important differential diagnosis in such a miniature dog. Supportive evidence of a disk may include vocalizing when approached or lifted, having trouble jumping up or down and navigating steps, ataxia (“drunken sailor”), trembling/shaking/panting (pain responses), a change in posture such as the neck held rigidly and head lower to the ground or a"hunch" in Emily's back, and a change in behavior - a normally social dog becoming aloof or, conversely, a normally aloof dog becoming "clingy". Emily's vet will want to carefully palpate (feel) about her spine looking for areas of hyperpathia (increased sensitivity) suggestive of a disk. Conservative care involves the use of a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) such as carprofen or meloxicam, a narcotic analgesic such as tramadol, and a skeletal muscle relaxant such as methocarbamol or diazepam. These drugs are usually administered for at least ten days. Most simple disks will remiss within a few weeks. It's important to keep these dogs as quiet as possible lest they hurt themselves further.
Should paresis (weakness) or paralysis arise in any limb(s), Emily would need the attention of her vet at your earliest convenience. Such dogs are then surgical candidates for spinal cord decompression. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
She just screamed out in pain without anyone touching her. She had medication this morning about 6:45
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You've described quite a painful dog. Which medication was given this morning and why, please?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi Sharon,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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