TeddyCavalier Springer Spaniel
2-years-old at the time
Teddy found his forever home when he was 19 months old. He was a gentle boy and a wonderful companion.
Teddy's mom got her first suspicion that something wasn't right when Teddy started scratching his behind his front legs and later both ears. At first, he was doing it on one side only but eventually on both sides.
There was nothing wrong with Tedy's ears and no tale of allergies his skin was telling. He also tried to avoid any grooming.
Teddy's veterinarian treated for parasites, skin issues, and put Teddy on an elimination diet--none of which made any difference. It was very obvious by then, however, that Teddy was not a happy boy as he should have been.
He kept scratching incessantly. His facial expression and demeanor spelled pain, and he was very restless and couldn't get comfortable. Over time, he started limping and having problems with reflexes.
What do you make of Teddy's symptoms?
What do you think was wrong? What would you do if Teddy was your dog?
Read Teddy's story here.
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