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My male Beagle, Mickey, is 8 1/2 years old. About 4 months ago he was in pain in his neck and shoulder area. After the vet examined him and took xrays (which showed no problems) we assumed he had a compressed disk in his neck/shoulder area and he was put on Rimadyl for 6 weeks. He has never been quite the same since. He is lathargic and his gums and eyelids are pale. He has no fever or any other signs of illness but he seems almost depressed. I took him back to the vet about one week ago and his red blood cell count was at 13 (should be around 35). We've run every test imaginable and taken more xrays but can't diagnose him. He is being treated with prendisone and an antibiotic. We are worried sick about him. Has anyone else ever had such a situation? Please comment as any info would be helpful.