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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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She's very old and has deg disc in neck, she pants and paces

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She's very old and has deg disc in neck, she pants and paces in the night. Is there any help for her?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: As above
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: Arthritis in all 4 limbs and neck hurts
JA: OK. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Sheiba. 14 1/2
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sheiba?
Customer: Shes on gabapentin. Shes losing stability in left rear leg
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a couple of questions, though, to see if I can better assess your situation.

Is she sleeping a lot during the day?

How is her appetite?

Does she tend to wander around aimlessly or just stare or bark at nothing?

Any loss of potty training habits?

How well does she interact with the family?

Is gabapentin the only medication she is on?