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back pain

February 6th, 2015 / / categories: Breed, injuries, Photo /

Aramis locked a disk on his back. Pekingese breed is prone to back problems ( ie intervertebral disc disease).  It’s the first time for Aramis to get back pain. I don’t know how it happened, but he’s the  one who jumps the most.

He was pretty quiet, not moving, his belly was tensed very much to aleviate the back pain.

He was eating, drinking and doing his business as usual.

To aleviate the pain and make him more comfortable, I soaked a towel in warm water, wrang it and applied it on his back. He liked it but when it turned cold he would  throw it. I didn’t have a heating pad so a towel did the trick.

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It took 3 days of good rest,  I didn’t let him walk , I held him when he needed to go out, I could tell pooping wasn’t easy due to pain ( his back is curled ) but he managed.

He recovered 100 %  but we are being careful, avoiding stairs and too much jumping,

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