Aging backs hurt veterinarian patients just like they hurt us! Daisy, a beagle is no youngster. She has a long back and is not really a jock. So, she is at an increased risk for back issues. This week, we saw her and she had pain in her hips and spine as well as a dip in her neck positioning. These signs may be a presentation of a dog with back pain to a veterinarian. With conservative medical treatment, we can expect a smooth recovery.