My pit bull puppy who just turn 1 looks like his lower spine is curved. It sticks up and doesn't look healthy. He eats well and plays and is very energetic. He shows no pains in his lower back and I have had him since his 8th week and now I'm starting to notice it more. Any idea what this could be?
By Fanny from Corning, IA
Please take him to his Veterinarian for an exam!
Are you sure your dog is a full pit bull? it could be a mix of American Ridgeback, which is a dog that has a ridge on its back.
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Mary first posted this request on Novermber 8, 2005:
I have a 7 year old Boston Terrier, for the past two months her spine has been sticking up and so are her hip bones. Today she looked a little bloated. She is somewhat active and eats her meals fine. Does anyone have any idea on what her problem could be? My vet said that it is normal, but I don't think it is, he also said you have to remember that she's a senior now. Please help. Thanks
Mary from Michigan
She has offered this sad update to her request:
I wrote a while ago about my dog's spine sticking up, I want to thank everyone that responded. The result was she had a tumor and she passed away on Tuesday. Please, if anything doesn't look or seem right with you pet, request further tests to be done. If she would of had more tests done when I first took her to the vet I'm sure she would still be with us today. Don't hesitate to ask for further testing to be done.
Mary from MI
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