Pets with collapsed discs may exhibit severe back or neck pain, weakness or inability to walk, hunched posture or may drag their hind limbs. Additionally, they may be unable to urinate or defecate. This condition is painful and has the potential to worsen. Immediate medical care is indicated if you observe these symptoms. Take care in handling your pet while transporting him or her to the veterinarian; use a carrier or crate if available and try to minimize movement of the neck or spine when you are picking them up. Also, consider using a muzzle while handling your pet if they are very painful. The quicker these dogs are treated the better the success. Surgery may be indicated: common condition in the breeds that are longer than they are tall.
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