My 4 year old mini dachshund has been diagnosed with a herniated disk and the neurologist is recommending surgery. He is obviously experiencing pain but steroids and gabapentin seem to be helping for now. This is his second round of steroids consecutively. He is confined to a small area and we are carrying him in and outside. I obviously want to do what is right for him but am reluctant to have the surgery done without trying any other remedy first. He is not seeming to be in pain at this point but we only have one more steroid to go. Does anyone have any recommendations or can share their experience??