Hi, My beloved 12 year old Staffordshire bull terrier, Chloe, has a slipped disc and has…

Hi,
My beloved 12 year old Staffordshire bull terrier, Chloe, has a slipped disc and has partial paralysis in her back legs. She has several other areas of old damage and am told she has IVDD. We have had her on crate rest for the past 12 days but it is breaking my heart as I do not think she is improving much at all. She is on steriods and painkillers and we have carried her to and from toilet breaks but she is still “knuckling” her back legs and not correcting it and is very unsteady and lost her confidence. She is still going to toilet regularly and wagging her tails when she has cuddles but I am so scared and sad and unsure if she will get better and when we will know. Any advice or shared experiences would be so appreciated. I am a doggy mummy going crazy with worry for my baby girl.
Emma xx

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Krista Magnifico
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Hello,
There are multiple options available. My first place to start is with a veterinary neurologist that you trust (or your vet does). Also ask about things like acupuncture and even doggie daycare with a friend or person who is familiar with cases like this. In my experience the parents need a break and need help feeling like they aren’t alone especially as they feel overwhelmed. There are also places like Dodgers list http://www.dodgerslist.com/

I hope this helps. And I wish you all the best of luck