Sorry to write this Sabby, but I agree with Karlin.
Originally Posted by Sabby
Three of my SM dogs have limped intermittently.
One of the problems with SM is that symptoms so often mirror other conditions. I know of dogs that went through orthopaedic assessment, no reason found for their lameness but an MRI showed a syrinx.
Excitement and activity could raise the CSF pressure within the brain and spinal cord and result in extra pain and limping after agility activities?
Neck pain is a common symptom of SM.
A short trial with gabapentin may give some indication as to whether this is nerve pain and whether a MRI of the spine is needed.
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