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The "Ask Our Vet" section aims to answer any questions you may have about your pet's health.

Each month we'll award R500 to one lucky winner as 'Question of the Month', which we will choose based on the originality and usefulness of the question. We will publish the winning question and answer on this page every month.

Please Note: ‘Ask Our Vet’ section is specifically designed to answer queries/questions related to pet health and their conditions. For any query related to customer support or services, please email us at support@budgetpetsupplies.co.za.

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shirley ann

Hi. Tottles is very active for her age and weight (gave her a good home when friends went overseas) for the last 3 or 4 days she has been walking with her head down and isn’t as active as usual. she is eating well. I checked her paws and teeth and pressed her muscles to see if she seemed sore, but nothing seems wrong there. Any advise?? Thank you

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Hi Shirley Ann, Sorry for the delay in response. Tottles may have a sore neck. It would be best to get her to her veterinarian for a full check if she is still showing this behaviour. Being a Dachshund, there is a worry of disc problems in their backs, which could be causing the problem. Otherwise she may have sore joints from arthritis. With a full clinical exam your vet will be able to assist.  I hope Tottles feels better soon! 


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