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  1. Jack, who just turned seven and who I have had since he was 12 weeks old has been struggling with pain in his hind end. I noticed he was limping on back leg on and off and was having some trouble getting up and down. I brought him to the vet, he was prescribed Carprofen 100mg q day with food. During this time he was being treated for a recurring corneal ulcer, he only has one eye due to an issue before I got him. the pain in his hind end got worse with night crying and collapsing when he got up, refusing to use back leg. X Rays were done and read by a radiologist who diagnosed mild spondylosis deformans at L5-L6 and L7-S1. The alignment of the L7-S1 was unremarkable, unremarkable pelvis and hips and unremarkable right stifle. Bloodwork and urinalysis was normal. Due to increased pain vet prescribed Gabapentin 100 mg twice a day, continue Carprofen 100mg q day and Methocarbamol 500mg three times a day. He remains on drops for his eye ulcer which seems to be resolving. He has been on his new med regime for 10 days, however he is still experiencing a lot of pain when he gets up, sometimes goes to the ground and frequently holds up his right hind leg. This seems to get better quickly and he is able to move around, but gingerly. Any thoughts on medication regime, should I talk to vet about increasing Gabapentin? Of course I am worried about OS at this point. Could this be the beginning of LS? Any and all thoughts are appreciated. I am worried about him. Thank you.
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