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Re: slipped disc

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  April 10, 2003 at 09:26:28

In Reply to: slipped disc
Category:   Medical
Posted by:  Glenda D. Jones
Posted on:  April 08, 2003 at 15:35:02

Question:

: My 4 year old Jack was recently diagnosed by the vet with a slipped disc and is currently taking steroids and anti-inflamatory pills to help heal. I am curious to know if this is common in Jacks and if anyone elses Jack has experienced this. If so, how long was the healing process and did they return to a normal lifestyle? Right now I am having to keep her from jumping, playing, going up and down stairs. They think she hurt it by just normal everyday play.


Response:

Hi Glenda,

I'm not sure if this is very common in the breed. It may be more common with the shortie JRTs because their backs are longer. I have two shorties and neither have had any back problems.

Hopefully some of our readers who have had their dogs experience this problem can shed some more light on this.

Regards,
Marie