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Q. Storms hip joints are tight and in good health, but we are having alot of pain in the lower back. Whining and whimpering .

A. Have her examined by veterinarian to determine the cause of her pain. She could have a problem with a disc in her back or she may have pulled a muscle. Your veterinarian can take x-rays, if needed, to help diagnose and treat the problem. Your vet can prescribe an anti-inflammatory, pain medication, and a muscle relaxer to help treat.

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DR. LEIGH PUSATERI, DVM



A. Have her examined by veterinarian to determine the cause of her pain. She could have a problem with a disc in her back or she may have pulled a muscle. Your veterinarian can take x-rays, if needed, to help diagnose and treat the problem. Your vet can prescribe an anti-inflammatory, pain medication, and a muscle relaxer to help treat.

Answered By
DR. LEIGH PUSATERI, DVM

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A. See your vet for a complete physical and orthopedic exam. Pain management can be prescribed if indicated. If she is overweight at all, get her on a weight loss diet. Swim therapy, acupuncture, cold laser therapy can also provide relief. Consider a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement such as Cosequin or Dasuquin. Search www.pet360.com for products.

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