Hi. I am the proud momma of an amazing dachshund named Gia. Gia is a nine year old beautiful girl who hurt her back on the 18th of September. So far we have gone to the vet twice and one ER visit. Gia is currently taking pain medication and a muscle relaxer all of which are helping with the crate rest. My question is, how long before she starts to feel a little better? I heard that 6-8 weeks of crate rest at minimum, and I am worrying because this is the first time that I have seen Gia be so lethargic. The YouTube videos that I saw were extremely encouraging to a person who is going through an IVDD suspect injury.