Yesterday after Echo fell down the stairs he was in much pain in his neck. The vet gave him Rx for the pain but it did not seem to help him. He panted and paced for 7 hours straight without being able to lay down. We finally had the idea to put the plastic collar on him that keeps him from turning his head to lick the stitches when he has had cysts removed.
That did the trick and he was finally able to lay down. The collar is designed to keep them from licking wounds but it also serves as a way to stabilize his neck therefore giving him relief. That collar has given him the opportunity to recover along with the medicine. He is doing better today but still has pain spasms if he moves his head to the left. We can see some improvement and are happy we finally thought of the collar. Sometimes you just have to improvise.