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Is this all we can do? Sadie in pain and fearful of what's to come..
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Our dog Sadie, an 8 year old Brittany Spaniel, became a tripawd about 7 months ago and has thrived ever since the surgery. It's been amazing to see how resilient she has been. Just in the past few days we have seen similar symptoms that we saw before we got told of her cancer diagnosis... Lots of painful crying, not eager to walk around or move as much, and she isn't hopping like she normally has been. We are afraid the cancer is back and has spread, but we won't know for sure until we take her into the vet tomorrow for scans. Is this all we can do for her? We are not ready to say goodbye, and it is so difficult to see her in pain.

This community has been so helpful throughout the entire process and Sadie and I both thank everyone who is so supportive out there. Such a wonderful website and resource.

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It's so hard to not jump to worse case scenarios on this crazy journey, but try not to!!

The symptoms you describe could be soooo many things, most of which are very treatable! Pinched nerves, sprains, strai s, neckmissues, back issues...a d the list goes o and o !

You'll get some insight tomorrow and can decide what the best treatment options are then. Heck, it could simply be Rimadyl and rest! If you jave a y Tramadol on jand for tonight maybe one dose would help...after discussing with yiur Bet of course!

Hang in there and continue to stay in the present with sweet Sadie. Lots of spoil a d lovi g!

Update js when you get back from the Bet and let us k ow how she's doing, okay?

We're all cheering for yoj Sadie! 🙂

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Try some massaging and maybe a pain pill (something like Rimadyl or Carprofen) if you have it.   Murphy gets stiff and achy, especially if he's over-done it a bit.  He has sometimes even cried out in pain.  Massaging helps him a lot!  And now he sees a chiropractor, which helps even more.  She gave us some exercises to do with him to help him strengthen his core.

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I agree, try your best not to jump to conclusions. This could be anything that isn't related to cancer. We see it here quite often. Most times these symptoms occur because a dog was overdoing it and pulled a muscle. It often doesn't bring the kind of bad news we dread.

What was she doing just prior to your noticing her symptoms? What's a day in her life like? Perhaps she's just getting too much activity for her capabilities right now.

Please stay strong for Sadie, and know that all of us are cheering you on for pawsitive news. Keep us posted OK?

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Took Sadie to the vet- Good news is that it's not the cancer that is causing her pain. The doctor is guessing that she is having severe back and neck pain, and possibly arthritis. She's on extra pain meds for a few weeks in hopes that with relaxation it will get better for her. So far it has been slow, maybe a little improvement but not much. Is there anything that anyone recommends we can do to help her beyond the pain meds? Does anyone take their dog to get professional massages?

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All things considered, this is good news indeed!! 🙂

Others will chime un, but many have found good results with acupuncture. Massage is often a part of that therapy. I think it takes a couple of sessions, but a lot of people swear by it.

Do you have Rehab Specialist or Physical Therapist in the area? Perhaps they can help with some ge tle exercises and massage as well.

What test did the Vet do to make this determination? If it's arthritis, you may check into Adequan injections. Some of found them to be very helpful with arthritis.

Give the meds some time to work and keep her fairly "reigned in" and have her take it easy and not do too much activity at all! Maybe a nice warm towel out of the dryer placed over her shoulders and neck would help too. Gentle massage up and down her spine, arpund the neck and shoulders to help her relax too.

Tha ks for the update. Keep us in the loop a d let us know how sweet Sadie's doing.

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I'm so glad to hear about your vet's assessment. Hopefully this will help. But I do second the recommendation to seek guidance from a certified canine rehabilitation vet. They have loads of experience in managing painful conditions in Tripawds(often more than a general practice vet) and can help Sadie get on the mend faster than with pain meds alone. Please consider searching for one in your area and remember that the Tripawds Foundation will even pay for your first rehab visit (click on the link for information and how to find a qualified therapist).

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