02-24-2016, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by crazy
Sounds like a fantastic vet!!!!!! wow pinched nerve? i wonder how long thats been going on so it was that alone and not anal glands? and that useless vet flushed them for nothing? whats going to happen about the luxatting patella that stays out? tramadol is very strong but never heard of second medication. whats the plan to manage the pinced nerve will it correct itself?
i think should find a food with lower fat content and less calories maybe to help the weight. what did he weigh at?
Dunno how long it's been going on. Dr. Lott, the vet I just saw, said that normally with rear end pain he'd also be thinking anal glands, but since they had been flushed 10 days ago and the pain has not gotten any better other things needed to be looked into. Not saying the glands didn't play into it originally, just that it wasn't that alone. What upset me about the other vet was that he didn't even look into anything else after telling me the glands were not impacted, puss filled, or anything else. I asked about his back and he said he saw no sign of back trouble, but during the "exam" all he had done was press around on the belly and check the glands.
The second med is an anti inflammatory like Metacam, and the Tramadol is for pain.
Plan for the pinched nerve is to rest him and get the weight off, and give him the medicine. If it doesn't get better or gets worse we'll go from there. Dr. Lott tries to not do more then necessary.