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Wobbly gait...lethargic...acting like he is scared of

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Wobbly gait...lethargic...acting like he...

Wobbly gait...lethargic...acting like he is scared of everyone or like someone hurt him...yelps every time we move towards him

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Cosmo 9 years old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Cosmo?

9

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

He is also shaking

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Hi Dr. W here. I'm sorry Cosmo is in pain. What kind of dog is he? What was he doing right before this happened? Thanks

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He is Miniature Pinscher. He weighs about 14 lbs. We just noticed he wasn't acting right...he won't hardly come out of his kennel.
Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 3 months ago

there are several possibilities, but in small breed dogs who suddenly are in pain and trembling and anticipating like he is crying out when you just move toward him, it is usually his neck. It is easy for them to get neck injuries similar to a pinched nerve and these are very painful and it's hard for him to relax with this. At the ER we will usually prescribe a pain medication, and anti-inflammatory, and a muscle relaxant if this is what's going on along with about 2 weeks of rest while is neck heals. If you have a vet nearby to take him to that would give him the most relief.

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 replied 3 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Hi, just checking back to see how everything is going?

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Hi,

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

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