My 11 year old lab was diagnosed with IVDD. He is experiencing paralyses in…

My 11 year old lab was diagnosed with IVDD. He is experiencing paralyses in his right leg, which he has had arthritis in for a few years now. My parents are seriously considering putting him down, and I have been scouring the internet trying to find hope. Is there any advice as to what steps I can take, what products I can buy, or what exercises/massages I can do with him to try and prolong his life with a good quality of life. Any help is extremely appreciated.

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rick dennis
2 years ago

watch Krista”s many great vids on utube re this topic. and get to work ! there is much to hope for success. I am currently dealing with an acute episode of this with my 15 yr old guy who was an athlete dog right up to the crisis. we are doing the non surgical rest and minimal drug route until stable – then will add acupunture and perhaps chiropractic.

rick dennis
2 years ago

watch Krista”s many great vids on utube re this topic. and get to work ! there is much to hope for success. I am currently dealing with an acute episode of this with my 15 yr old guy who was an athete dog right up to the crisis. we are doing the non surgical rest and minimal drug route until stable – then will add acupunture and perhaps chiropractic.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your dog and your dilemma. First I think it is imperative to say that you should never lose hope. Once you lose that there is nothing left. Second the only real helpful advice I can give is to have the vet you trust look at your dog to give you meaningful and helpful direction. Somenof thse guys take a long time to improve. Some don’t. But the longer you wait and the more reluctant the parents are to get help the worse the prognosis is. I hope this helps. And I wish you both… Read more »