HELP! We have taken our cocker spanial (Mulligan) to the hospital several times, had many x-rays, they continue to believe it is disc problems but not exactly sure where, neck or back. He trips sometimes on front feet and only wants to lay when he is hurting. He goes through this pain episode about once a month since Dec. He is 7 years old and otherwise healthy. When the pain hits him, he pants all night and squirms all over trying to get comfortable, keeping us up till we bring him to the doctor. Help.. we cannot keep doing this financially and emotionally, what do you suggest? The doctors cannot pinpoint the problem. He was first put on Rimidyl.. today they took him off & put him on Prednisone... for 3 weeks plus they gave him a shot of Cortizone in the neck...? Please help us to help Mulligan.
If there is no improvement with the prednisone then I recommend a second opinion with a orthopedic specialist. Good luck, vetcare