Calcium deposit in dogs?
Has anyone heard of this?
This is told from Grammas side now, so bear with me if things seem kinda sketchy.
DD has 2 dachshunds. The younger one Shadow is I am guessing about 5. About 3 months ago Shadow was having problems with his leg DD thought. He yelped when he jumped from the couch to the floor. Seemed ok. Then she noticed that night if you pet him on his back it bothered him.It seemed sensitive and he acted like it hurt if you touched it. She made an appt with the vet in town. They loused up the appt.(long story) She then took him to a vet about 26 miles away the following day, who she loves and is wonderful with Shadow. They did x-rays and she said he had a calcium deposit on his back...I can't remember exactly where but it was between two vertebrae. The vet gave him 2 or 3 shots. I think she said the shots would help the inflamation and help dissolve the deposit. He seemed to get better at first, then he seemed the same after 3 or 4 days, wouldn't want to come out of his kennel that he loves and just laid around and had trouble walking. He even fell coming into the house one afternoon, just walking on flat ground. They had to lift him up the one step going into the house. She called the vet and asked if she should bring him back because he didn't seem to be any better. The vet ordered some pills, (steroids)it took a couple days to get them. DD gave them to Shadow and he got better.
Now he is having problems again. He shakes and I am sure it is the pain. She called the vet again today and she told her for now to give him baby asprin for a couple days and call her back. DD thought she would order more of the pills and get them to her but the vet said baby asprin should help with the pain for now. The vet was even kinda puzzled about it.
What causes a calcium deposit? Is there any way to prevent it? I knew doxies have back problems, but had never heard of a calcium deposit?