My 14 yo male Bichon has a history of lower back intervertebral disc disease. He…

My 14 yo male Bichon has a history of lower back intervertebral disc disease. He had

another episode today. I have at home prednisone and Norco. Is it safe to give him these meds. He weighs about 25 lbs. How much can he have and how often? He is not in pain if he does not move. He has had one episode in the past, was X-ray’d at the vet and responded to conservative treatment overnight. I do not want to move him to take to the vet. In addition to crating him, what else can I do for him? Please help.

I called vet and treating with Deramaxx and
Tramadol. Any other advice please?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

hello, I am sorry to hear about your pup. I am also sorry but I cant provide you a treatment plan because I am not your pets vet. I do think it is super imperative to see your vet. I know how hard it is to move a painful pup, but, the vet can help assess bladder/feces function, and overall health. I also think it is a wonderful opportunity to discuss all the medications used for this disease (steroid vs NSAID), muscle relaxer, softened food to avoid constipation, and other options for pain management (opioids, etc). I have a whole… Read more »