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Hello Everyone,

About a week ago I noticed that my Yorkiewas acting a little different he was struggling to go down and up the stairs and seemed to be in some discomfort. I assumed he pulled something so monitored him for the day.

The following day I made an appointment with a local animal hospital as my regular vet was booked full. Upon a physical examination the vet determined a slipped disc in the neck. There were no x rays taken.

He was prescribed Onsior and Gabapentin. As the week went on I noticed he was getting worse drowsy, stumbling, legs seemed like they were on skates and still seemed to be in some pain. Than he started just standing with his head near the floor and not moving much. I found this extremely odd so followed up with the vet who told me to monitor and give them a call if things did not improve.

Fast forward a week later. Yesterday was his best day in a week he was extra sleepy but when I put him down he would go to his food bowl and didn’t seem to be in any pain. Once I gave him the medication everything described above began again. I didn’t think much of it and thought to myself “he must have been well rested and than the pain started to creep back”. Today is what made me think something is up with the medication. He was 100% today to his normal self minus the restrictions we have him placed on (no stairs, jumping, taking him outside to use the bathroom) but he had his full appetite going to the table hoping we would give him some food if we weren’t restricting him there is no doubt he would be 100%. Than 6:00PM rolled around and we gave him the Onsior and at about 7:00PM it all began again. So two days in a row where he seems “better” and when he takes the medication he gets worse.

I am going to be calling the vet tomorrow and bringing this up than seeing my regular vet on Tuesday.

Anybody have any experience on this?

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If your vet approves, you might try finding a veterinary chiropractor. They do exist, and if you find a good one they can do wonders in a situation like this. If there is a misalignment in the spine, they can align it again and that can give your dog relief. I have seen this happen. Expensive usually, but worth it in my opinion.
 
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