My 4 year old dachshund was diagnosed with IVDD about 5 days ago. When diagnosed, he was wobbly but could walk. We are pursuing the conservative route with medication and crate rest. Today, he began dragging his legs and cannot stand or walk. He also is having trouble using the bathroom. He starting pooping on himself tonight in the crate. He is eating and drinking normally. My questions are, what can I do now that he is starting to lose control of bathroom? And is there a chance he will get better without surgery? Is there anything else I can do? Surgery is too expensive for us. I’m getting very discouraged because he is getting worse everyday and I love my dog dearly.
My dachshund started dragging her back legs and the next day they wouldn’t work at all. She was diagnosed with IVDD. I can’t afford the surgery. It seems my options are a wheel chair or euthanize her. From what I’ve researched regarding the wheels, It’s not to be left on all day. Also you have to express her bladder and excrement every 4 hours. I work full time and can’t do this. It seems I don’t have much choice. Can I get your thoughts? I’m probably going to make the appointment for this weekend. Thanks
Dachshund legs movement after IVDD surgery. My 8y/o (give or take) Kiwi had IVDD surgery 10 weeks ago. 1st time diagnosed. By the 3rd week after surgery he was walking without the need of a sling. Of course his legs were kinda wobbly but the vets told me it was an ok situation.
Basically he’s been in crate rest until 2 weeks ago when I let him out while I’m at home (small apartment, no stairs, no access to furniture). Outdoors bathroom time is minimum and area restricted. But I notice that there’s been not improvement in the last month. Aside of the wobbly legs, his knees are not bending completely when walking. Also the hump he got after surgery never retrieved.
I’m looking for ways to apply some kind of physical therapy at home for those knees. The clinic is really far away from us to take him for therapy.
Also I would like to know if there is a way to make him like stand up a little bit more “straight” (sorry I don’t know how to say it). Basically with the new big hump Kiwi cannot urinate spreading his leg and wets his front legs. I’m also worry if this new bended position is gonna agravate the rest of his back in the future. Tks
Our miniature dachshund came in from outside not limping… he is not licking at his foot… what could be wrong
My Dachshund age 9 hurt her back 48 hrs ago. We went to animal ER, she is on meds for pain. She started having blood in diarhea last 24 hrs. We have started more meds for that and changed diet. She cannot pee on her own, vet catheter her once and expressed bladder once, we are trying to learn how to express her bladder but have been unsuccessful. We are unable to afford the almost 9000$ of MRI and surgery. Despite pain killers, she can way tail and drinks water and eats minimally. She has her spirit shining through and seems to do everything she can to drag herself. Vet said no deep pain is felt in rear legs . Can we save her or when do we think about euthanasia? Heart broken…
I have a three year old dachshund Sunny on 4-23-18 was let outside to potty and when we went to let him in he had lost all movement to back legs . He was rushed to Vet. X rays show signs of T3-L3 myelopathy. Most likely cause by herniated disc. We took him to a neurologist, unfortunately I could not get financed to get him an mri ruling out any chance of getting him surgery if need be. I know time is key to getting him better so I’m reaching out to you to see if there is anything you could recommend I do.
Hes able yo put a little weigt on back legs , more so his right than left. He pottied twice today with only me lighty supporting his back legs.
Wondering how long I should crate rest Sunny before trying leg movements ?
He is my baby and I want to make sure I try everything I can to get him up and moving again.
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Hi Krista, I have been doing tons of research and found your YouTube videos on Hank with cervical IVDD. My Timone (Dachshund) 11 yrs old began showing cervical symptoms a month ago and was started on anti-inflammatories and pain meds along with crate rest. Unfortunately even with that he went down yesterday. He is paralyzed on what looks to be one of his front legs and both rear legs. I took him to the emergency vet as soon as it happened and was recommended surgery but unfortunately $7000 is not that easy to come up with as I just had shoulder surgery. Another medication was added so now he is on Gabapentin, Tramadol and Rimadyl and seems to be in good spirits today. I reviewed all your videos with Hank and since my only option right now is conservative treatment how early would you say can I start doing similar things with my baby? I have been doing some passive range of motion since last night to keep his muscles strong and this morning he tried to get up and walk … I just don’t want to try too soon if it will do more damage. Please help. Thank you
My little 8.5lb dachshund just ate a pebble (we think) I am now very worried. What should we watch for?