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Q. My dog (male chihuahua, about 12 years old) is acting like his neck area is hurting him. He doesn't want to move his head around and yelps when bumped

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A. It is very llikely that your pet may have injured himself causing pain in his neck. This can often happen during jumping or even from a fall. It is best to have him seen by a veterinarian. Anti-inflammatories and pain medication from your vet work well to make your dog more comfortable and help assist in healing. I would highly encourage keeping him quiet through out the day and preventing any excess activity. This means allowing him outside only to go potty and limiting any play, jumping, or running.

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