6year old Jack

by Tom
(originally Surrey now France limoges)

My 6 year old jack today has decided that walking is a struggle. He is still eating an drinking and seems happy. Any clues what this could be? No better by tomorrow we will be taking him down to the vets. Any help will be most appreciated! Bless his cottons!!

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May 30, 2013
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walking again
by: Anonymous

Haha. You got it spot on. After two days of rest and a pain killing injection, Oscar was back to his normal self. The vet explained that his back legs were very tense. When we got home I discovered Oscars neck was quite swollen. So we put it down to strained neck and back muscles. We think this.was from when he was jumping at my old man. These jacks sure are little springs. Thanks for replying!

May 29, 2013
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Jack struggling to walk
by: Helen

Disc herniation is very common in small breed dogs and will lead to rear limb weakness, reluctance to jump up and go up/ down stairs. That is what happened to ours. What did you vet tell you? Hope your little guy is doing ok and is back on all 4 paws.

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