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Back Pain Dog 0-5 Years

Based on the history you provided, below are possible causes for your dog’s back pain. Back and neck pain are always a serious concern, but if there is accompanying weakness, unsteadiness, or paralysis in any or all of the extremities, this is an emergency. If you still seek further information, please visit our
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Intervertebral disc disease

3 thoughts on “Back Pain Dog 0-5 Years

  1. Katie McCallister says:

    My 4 year old bloodhound/rebone mix is not wanting to get up and walk around. I’m not sure if it’s his hips or legs or back. He let me check for bites, I didn’t see anything. He doesn’t have any swelling that I can see but he’s acting funny….

  2. bargainmom10 says:

    My 3 year old male Great Dane is being checked for Discospondylitis or Brucella canis, as he is in terrible pain, x-rays show severe disk arthritis, bulging, swelling, and his complete spine having areas in which bone is rubbing against bone. For the past week, he has been taking antibiotics, gabapentin, Rimadyl, and Diazepam. His bloodwork for bacterial infections has come back negative, so we are now waiting for the federal response to the Brucella canis test and for the fungal and other test for the discospondylitis. Now, to the question that I have not received a satisfactory answer to, concerning what is going on with him. He has spells where he breathes rapidly, which I think is most likely a result of his pain, BUT he is also having bouts of a cough-like gagging sound, as if any and all contents of his stomach are being expelled onto the ground in front of him. This sounds so real, that I run to where he is standing, to see how much vomit is there, to know how many clean up supply things I need. Upon further examination, there is nothing there. It sounds as if his insides have even been expelled, and yet, there is nothing. Does this retching, and prior to this, gagging sound, have to do with his two possible diagnosis of discospondylitis or brucella canis? If so, what about the two of these diseases causes this? If not, what could be the cause of this gagging, retching? By the way, it is NOT from his medication, as he was doing this before being put on any medication.
    Thank you for any and all help you can give me with the answer to my question.

  3. Ann says:

    I have a 2 year old chihuahua who yelped last night while sleeping and then jumped off the bed….she has been fine all day…running and playing….then tonight she goes to bite after yelping when I lightly pet her right shoulder.. it does look slightly swollen…I did not feel any lumps

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