i have a healthy 8 year old aussie who is beginning to show an exaggerated upward curve in the lower portion of his spine. he is still very active ie: plays ball and frizbee, jumps on furniture, etc... i have mobilized him and he shows no signs of pain. is this a sign of aging or should i bring him in?
could be a weakness or instability at the thoracic lumbar junction. a simply lateral x-ray would tell you a great deal - even though he is showing no outward signs. I think you should know what's going on there - anatomically.
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