but we still don’t know what is causing her pain. she’s on prednisone now, and it is helping. i think what’s going on is a slipped or bulging or otherwise damaged disk in her back. a friend of mine in Texas says she’s seen many instances of dogs assuming their owners physical problems. sigh…what a thing to share.
anyway, the next step is to consider whether to continue with diagnostic testing to pinpoint the trouble (at great financial cost) or make an educated assumption that with no evidence of cancer or arthritis, and given the symptoms presented that she has a disk problem and treat it as such.
so maybe veterinary chiropractic or acupuncture or an herbal approach? or all three?
all i know is i want my puppy to be her happy, pain-free self.