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Roberta
mini tail dockin
Mon Jan 9, 2012 05:19
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Thank you so much for your response...i have actually videotaped her having one of her "episodes" to show the vet..i don't think it is neck/back spasms since she is really not an active dog...just short walks..since she is on the gabapentin she is pretty lethargic..she was spayed at 4 months..she does have an inverted vulva but it has been checked..she has had xrays for stones and an ultrasound for everything else..as well as blood work, urine work etc..the internist had another mini who had the same symptoms and they thought it was phantom pain from the docking..she does look at her back area alot...but no scooting or licking..just hoping someone could give me some input...

  • Re: phantom tail docking pain?mss, Mon Jan 9 00:05
    Have you been able to take her to a vet while she's having an episode or immediately afterwards? That would probably enable them to give the best answer. I'd guess she might be having a muscle spasm... more
    • mini tail dockin — Roberta, Mon Jan 9 05:19
      • Very interesting, although the discussion is a couple of years old. There is a brief quotation from the Merck Veterinary Manual there, too.... more
      • Re: mini tail dockinmss, Mon Jan 9 14:03
        Poor thing. :o( All my dogs for at least 10 years have been rescues that have their tails, so that would be beyond my experience anyway. Can you put the video on youtube or a similar site so others... more
        • mini schnauzerRoberta, Wed Jan 11 07:57
          Have not been on in a few days..she seems to be getting worse...very lethargic etc so i brought her in to the vet yesterday..did a complete workup on her..was questioning if it could be... more
          • Re: mini schnauzermss, Sun Jan 15 09:57
            I hope you get some clear answers and that your dog is soon on the road to recovery! {{{{}}}} This board is very quiet these days, but I hope you will let us know.
            • mini painRoberta, Sun Jan 15 11:59
              Thank you for your well wishes...has been a long few days...her blood levels were dangerously low (14,000) so vet very concerned she could start bleeding.on wed she was put on doxycycline and 5 mg... more
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