If your dog is suffering from neck pain, try wrapping a heating pad around its neck for 5-10 minutes at a time to alleviate the discomfort and reduce pain. Additionally, when walking your dog, use a harness rather than a collar and leash to prevent placing any strain on the dog’s neck and shoulders.
In most situations, anti-inflammatory medications and plenty of rest will enough to alleviate a dog’s back and neck pain (although your veterinarian will know what is best for your dog). Always avoid giving your dog ibuprofen or Tylenol if they are having back or neck discomfort, since these medications are poisonous and can cause serious health problems.
What to do if your dog has neck pain from disc disease?
There are three situations that most competent veterinarians will agree on when a dog suffers from neck discomfort caused by intervertebral disk disorders (also known as ″disk illness″). 1. In most cases, a medically treated dog will improve with time, rest, and symptomatic treatment (often a combination of anti-inflammatories, pain medications and sometimes muscle relaxants).