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Back from the vet

So we are back from the vet. Tucker spent the whole day there. He had some X-rays and our vet did even more than he had originally planned "just because". Unfortunately we got nothing from the X-rays. They didn't show anything which is good in one way but bad in another. Our vet still thinks it's a issue with his back/neck(disk problem) but that's not something that will show up on the X-rays. We would have to go to a specialist for that. 

So for now it's crate rest and anti inflammatory meds for 4 wks. We will decide whether or not to do more then. I'm kind of happy but worried at the same time. Our vet is pretty good and has never tried to do more than he feels is necessary and I do trust his opinion.  The worst part was dropping him off today. My daughter was crying and saying " my Tucker " when we left him. It made her so sad. She was excited to get her big brother back and I am too ;)

A month of rest is gonna be tough but I know it's necessary. I appreciate everyone's warm wishes and thoughts. Everyone here is the best. Katie, xo


Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"

well.....at least he is back home!

It will be so good to be under mom's care.  I hope the kennel rest does the trick.  We will keep sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

Get better Tucker!


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Katie and Tucker's picture

Thanks Vicky ;)

We both really appreciate the support. It is better to have my beautiful boy back home. 


Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"

AmyandSophia's picture

These guys sure can get us wondering.....

Glad he is home...I bet crate rest will help a lot...and the anti-inflammatory should as well..


Amy and Sophia

Kathy Chester Newman and Jessa's picture

The anti inflammatories can work wonders..

Chester has some hemivertibrae in his back that was giving him trouble, and he's on a low dose of meloxicam and he's doing great.  We just make sure he doesn't climb on furniture or do anything too strenuous.  Hope Tucker starts feeling better.  We took Chester to an orthopedic doctor, that might be an option for Tucker if you have one in your area.

CathyandZimmer's picture

Feel better Tucker!

Did the vet say the back/neck/disc can be degenerative? I hope it's not anything serious. Give him a hug.


Cathy & Zimmer




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glad he's back home...let's

glad he's back home...let's hope the rest along w/

his meds help!

smoochies the scrunchy face