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I have a 5 year old French bulldog. He is showing signs of…

I have a 5...

I have a 5 year old French bulldog. He is showing signs of back or around his neck Area. He is constantly licking nothing. I saw a vet 2 weeks ago, she prescribed steroids, and muscle relaxers. He seem to be getting better until tonight. Now he seem to bad again. He attacking the other dog for no reason.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the French Bulldog's name?

Oreo

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

She pinched his skin in the office vist he didn’t react to some parts of his back

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3/14/2018
Heath Wilkerson
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Experience: Associate Veterinarian at Woodland West Animal Hospital
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Hi Dr. W here. I'm sorry to hear this. Has he been running or jumping or has he been confined to a leash the past 2 weeks?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I help him get in bed he can’t jump up on it. He normally does
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Are you a doctor of neurology ?

I'm an ER and ICU veterinarian. It's very common for these back injuries to worsen, especially if he's a little too active (like attacking the other dogs or running around outside etc). It sounds like he may need to spend another 2 weeks on muscle relaxants and pain medications and lots of rest to ensure that this doesn't get to the point of requiring surgery.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Oki will call my vet and get more meds

Sounds like a good plan. I wish you the best! Normally these will get better within 2-4 weeks, but it can be hard to convince him to rest ;) If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! Please remember to accept my answer, AND RATE OUR CONVERSATION. Bonuses are always welcome (I am not compensated in any other way). Thanks!

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