A13-year-old 2.59-kg (5.7-lb) spayed female Maltese was evaluated because of a sudden onset of tetraparesis and signs of cervical pain 24 hours earlier. Physical examination revealed dehydration and high rectal temperature (40.4°C [104.7°F]). There was fair range of motion of the neck. The dog had a recent episode of hematuria that had been treated with 2 SC injections of cefovecin given 10 days apart by the primary veterinarian. Seven months earlier, the dog was presented for evaluation of signs of neck pain and ambulatory tetraparesis, at which time a diagnosis of multilevel spinal cord compression at C3-4 and C4-5 secondary to intervertebral disk disease was made on the basis of MRIa findings. The client declined surgery at that time, and the dog responded well to medical management.
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