I have an 8 year old Dalmatian that out of the blue started crying out in pain …

I have an 8 year old Dalmatian that out of the blue started crying out in pain when lying down or getting up as well as being unable to shake his head to itch ears. Emergency vet has suspected IVDD as likely problem. He is not dragging, going to the bathroom fine and seems energetic but cautious because of pain. I just watched a video by Krista Magnifico on IVDD recovery without surgery should I be crating him as much as possible for time being? The doctor sent him home with anti-inflammatory, steroid and pain meds.

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
My advice for these patients is to treat them like an IVDD dog even if I am not sure what the cause is? I start with strict cage rest for 3-5 days (as long as nothing else is worsening and they are eating and drinking normally. If they worsen at anytime or aren’t better in a few days I have them come back for a recheck. If I am still not sure what is going on I refer to a specialist for help. Best of luck.