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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Her front legs are stiff, heavy panting and dry to gue, Yes,

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Her front legs are stiff, heavy panting and dry to gue
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes, no wound
JA: The veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Maddi, she is 14 English bulldog
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Maddi?
Customer: She has been treated for cushings, is on Rimadyl and tramadol. Just started Ganapentin
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Can you clarify "front legs are stiff" for me, please? Are her front legs extended when she's lying on her side? Does she walk "stiff legged"? Hyperextension of the front legs is associated with upper neuron signs (spasticity, e.g.) which denotes a lesion in the motor center of the brain, brainstem, or cervical (neck) spine. Her panting is consistent with pain, anxiety, and/or brain disorder.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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

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