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Old 02-12-2016, 08:20 PM
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theres always duck necks, lamb briskets bone in rabbit etc to try. depends what you can get

Thanks for the ideas! I've been meaning to ask what else I could try, I'll have to check, at the groceries around here and see what they have available.

My poor baby is hiding, and when he does come out he's slinking around then goes right back under the bed
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Thanks for the ideas! I've been meaning to ask what else I could try, I'll have to check, at the groceries around here and see what they have available.

My poor baby is hiding, and when he does come out he's slinking around then goes right back under the bed
awww hugs to you and zody! Also can get ox tails but they so big and hard to cut up, some necks like veal you really cant cut them up but duck necks are so easy to cut up and snap in half! im trying jess with them again soon. Also theres turkey if you havent tried that?

sorry i cant remember what else there is but others like @TiggerBounce and that will know. I just know what i can get for Jessie right now and its a few ideas. since he on beef food maybe beef brisket?
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Well I got a second opinion on Zody's rear end pain today. I took him to Shadow's old vet who did a much more through exam then any I have ever seen Zody's current vet do. He also asked a bunch of questions about what is going on, what had been done, and how he's been acting.

The verdict is that Zody probably has a pinched nerve or something like that that is causing him to have a sharp pain when he moves wrong. He said the way I describe the pain indicates that since Zody will occasionally act like something jabbed him in the butt and will run off with his tail held to the side sit down and start licking at his butt. He didn't feel that an x-ray was warranted since Zody is on the whole not acting like he's in severe pain and the physical exam didn't turn up anything that would warrant it.

He did tell me that Zody has luxatting patella in both knees which I knew, but he told me that one of the knees stays out of socket which I did not know, the current vet never did clue me in on that.

I was given Tramadol and Meloxidyl for him and told to get some weight off of him. Hopefully with the pain medicine Zody will start playing more again. I'm trying to decide exactly where I can cut back on his diet, He only gets 1/2 cup of kibble and a tablespoon of topper. I'm thinking cut back a bit on the kibble and half his topper. I've already cut back on the bully sticks and he's down to no more then 4 (usually only 2) 4 cal treats a day. I swear that dog looks at food and he gains weight! I've managed to get him to not gain weight but I've never managed to get him to lose any, the vet said with Zody food will likely be the key.
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Well I got a second opinion on Zody's rear end pain today. I took him to Shadow's old vet who did a much more through exam then any I have ever seen Zody's current vet do. He also asked a bunch of questions about what is going on, what had been done, and how he's been acting.

The verdict is that Zody probably has a pinched nerve or something like that that is causing him to have a sharp pain when he moves wrong. He said the way I describe the pain indicates that since Zody will occasionally act like something jabbed him in the butt and will run off with his tail held to the side sit down and start licking at his butt. He didn't feel that an x-ray was warranted since Zody is on the whole not acting like he's in severe pain and the physical exam didn't turn up anything that would warrant it.

He did tell me that Zody has luxatting patella in both knees which I knew, but he told me that one of the knees stays out of socket which I did not know, the current vet never did clue me in on that.

I was given Tramadol and Meloxidyl for him and told to get some weight off of him. Hopefully with the pain medicine Zody will start playing more again. I'm trying to decide exactly where I can cut back on his diet, He only gets 1/2 cup of kibble and a tablespoon of topper. I'm thinking cut back a bit on the kibble and half his topper. I've already cut back on the bully sticks and he's down to no more then 4 (usually only 2) 4 cal treats a day. I swear that dog looks at food and he gains weight! I've managed to get him to not gain weight but I've never managed to get him to lose any, the vet said with Zody food will likely be the key.
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?
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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.
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Vet may have given a convenia injection which is an antibiotic thats lasts for 2 weeks.
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Oh wow, glad you ended up getting a second opinion!

It might be worth asking about gabapentin if there's nerve pain and the meds you have aren't helping. It's used commonly in dogs to treat chronic pain from pinched nerves. One of my coworker's dogs started showing signs of pain in the rear and the vet determined that it's basically sciatica. They had her on a trial of gabapentin and it seemed to really help her.
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Oh wow, glad you ended up getting a second opinion!

It might be worth asking about gabapentin if there's nerve pain and the meds you have aren't helping. It's used commonly in dogs to treat chronic pain from pinched nerves. One of my coworker's dogs started showing signs of pain in the rear and the vet determined that it's basically sciatica. They had her on a trial of gabapentin and it seemed to really help her.
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