Message Number: YG5535 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-15 18:41:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Tom and back disease

In a message dated 07/13/01 2:03:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

First we thought it was due to an
ear infection but he never got better although the ears are
alright now. My
vet felt his spine on Tuesday and she got to a point (approx. 1/2
to 2/3
down his spine) where Tom reacted to her pressing a point on the
spine like
he was in pain or found it uncomfortable. I'm just wondering what
it could
be, my vet isn't sure whether an x-ray would show anything

I would definitely recommend further workup on Tom - more xrays for
sure, and
bloodwork if it hasn't been done already. He may need specialized
xrays with
a dye to determine if something like a herniated disk is pressing on
spinal column, but this is something that needs to be pursued and
Pain on spinal pressure can be due to a number of things, and all of
need to be looked into in order to help Tom.

Good luck.

Dr. Ruth
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