My beloved 12 y/o rat terrier is on day 2 of Ivdd diagnosis, he is…

My beloved 12 y/o rat terrier is on day 2 of Ivdd diagnosis, he is on steroids, gabapentin, and backlofen , he is unable to walk, is there anything else I can do for him, he doesn’t seem to be in pain anymore, I am turning him regularly, he is wearing a diaper, has urinated but no poop, he is eating and drinking normally, this is heart breaking

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your pup. I call my pets my “beloved” to. So I understand. I wrote a lot of information on my blog and YouTube channel and I think I have addressed every single aspect of managing these cases conservatively and post operatively. Please review all of these and follow my recommendations to keep in close contact with your vet and ask for help as much as you need to. In general the first few days are about learning how to read your pups needs and monitor the things that can impede recovery. It is… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your pup. I call my pets my “beloved” to. So I understand. I wrote a lot of information on my blog and YouTube channel and I think I have addressed every single aspect of managing these cases conservatively and post operatively. Please review all of these and follow my recommendations to keep in close contact with your vet and ask for help as much as you need to. In general the first few days are about learning how to read your pups needs and monitor the things that can impede recovery. It is… Read more »