Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 30 years

     Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 30 years

Dachshund with Cervical Spasms and Painful Episodes

Patient History: A 4 year old, f/s, Dachshund was presented to the Veterinary Neurological Center with a 6-week history of episodic neck muscle spasms and pain. Her signs temporarily improved with administration of prednisone and analgesics (tramadol, methocarbamol, gabapentin).

NOTE: Other than subtle muscle spasms, this patient's neurological exam was normal. View the video below and watch for subtle cervical spasms.

Question: Based on the patient's history and the accompanying video, what are reasonable differential diagnoses for this patient?