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Has anyone ever gone through this? The vet said it was not unusual but it really scares me! For about a week now Kobi hasn't been acting himself. He was eating and drinking ok, pooping ok. He was somewhat lethargic, not playing as usual, and yelping every now and then for no reason that I could see. So today we went to the vet. He has a ruptured disc in his neck. It could be many things that have caused it. Rough playing with the puppy and twisting the wrong way, jumping off of a chair, or a bed and hitting his chin on the floor, or sudden tugs on the leash (that's not it, he is trained without a leash). Good news is after 10 days of medication, it will be healed and he can resume all activities. Bad news is, he is not allowed to go up or down stairs, even the few to get to the backyard. Dr. said he will feel better tomorrow but it is absolutely necessary to keep him still or he could get paralyzed. A long 10 days ahead of me keeping an active hav quiet...........wish me luck!
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I'm so sorry this happened!! Poor Kobi. It will be a challenge keeping him still. Good luck with everything!

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Bella went through the same thing. How did he know it was a ruptured disk though? My vet knew something was wrong with her neck, and put her on meds. She said if the meds didn't work, they might need to do an MRI to see what exactly was wrong. She ended up doing 2 rounds of meds. Once in awhile I will hear her yipe. It's usually after I let her walk more than 15 minutes. I found if I limit her walking to 10-15 minutes a few times a week, she is fine. My vet said nothing about keeping her from doing stairs or jumping while on the meds....
Good luck with Kodi. I would try to keep a leash on him in the house and keep him in an x pen.





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Wishing you and Kobi the very best! So sorry this happened.
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Good luck. It isn't easy keeping a Havenese still when they want to romp and play but at least if he wants to do that he's feeling better
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Linda, The vet said the only way to know 100% is with an MRI, but he showed me something in the xray, and with Kobi resisting him when trying to move his neck, that was his educated guess. He called me today and asked if he was any better, and he definitely is, so he thinks that it is a 99% chance that's what it was. He did say that unlike in people, the disc will heal and fuse itself and that he shouldn't have any trouble after he is healed. Time will tell.
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One thing the vet did say was to keep him off leash so there is no pulling or tugging. He has been pretty good so far, I missed a couple jumps up on the couch but was able to put him down. I guess jumping down is worse. I know he is feeling better from the meds, but that makes it a little more difficult. Thank you all for the good wishes!
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