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Carla Carrero | 2 years ago
Dachshund Legs Movement After IVDD Surgery. My 8y/o (give Or Take) Kiwi Had IVDD Surgery…

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

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Jeff Nelson | 2 years ago
Our Miniature Dachshund Came In From Outside Not Limping… He Is Not Licking At His…

Our miniature dachshund came in from outside not limping… he is not licking at his foot… what could be wrong

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Krista Magnifico
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Could it be a wound? Allergic reaction? I’m sorry but we need a much better description and an in person exam for it to be looked at by a veterinarian. For now keep your pet from licking it, keep it clean and talk to your vet if it persists or worsens.

Karla D. Auld
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I am not an expert but could it be he/she got into something wet while walking and it caused a type of burn? I would wash it thoroughly with water and a very very mild soap, and use some sort of safe ointment to gently cover the wound. Best to you.

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Susan Riedl | 2 years ago
My Dachshund Age 9 Hurt Her Back 48 Hrs Ago. We Went To Animal ER…

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…

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Did the vet give you an explanation as to why this has happened? Was there sudden trauma experienced to cause this or did it just suddenly occur? There are a few questions and responses, along with links to videos on IVDD in dogs here on this website. They may be able to help you, if this is the case with your dog. I hope things work out!

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Hello, I always advise people to give it two weeks. BUT you have to learn how to express her bladder. It takes time but it can be done. And she has to be kept comfortable and managed with basic hygiene in the interim. I hope she is on cage rest. Ask your vet for help. See if they can give you the name of someone who has dealt with this who can mentor you. Or ask on Facebook or Nextdoor. Anyone locally to see if they can help you in the off hours. She needs to be expressed and emptied… Read more »

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Megan Rodgers | 2 years ago
Hello. I Have A Three Year Old Dachshund Sunny On 4-23-18 Was Let Outside To…

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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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Hello,
These are all really important questions to direct to your vet. You will need their support and guidance through this. I junk that crate rest is a perfectly acceptable way to deal with this condition and I have a TON of information about all aspects of this care on my blog kmdvm.blogspot.com and YouTube. Please read it all and ask your vet for help. Usually I say 6-8 weeks of strict cage rest. Be patient and give it time. I wish you the best of luck.

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Sharon Clarke | 2 years ago
Can Thyroid Meds Cause Skin Infections In Dachshunds? Can Vetoryl Cause Skin Infections? …

Can thyroid meds cause skin infections in dachshunds? Can Vetoryl cause skin infections? Our dog takes both and gets itchy scabs all over and loses his hair. He is 12 years old.

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Hello,
It is possible to have an adverse reaction to a medication. You should discuss this with your prescribing vet.

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I would DEFINITELY discuss further with your vet. Be aware hypothyroidism itself causes hair loss and itchy skin…and if your dog’s levels haven’t been checked in a while, this might be the cause.

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Jennifer Linhares | 2 years ago
My 28lb Dachshund Mix Ate One Children’s Vitamin. I Will Post The Ingredients. Should I…

My 28lb dachshund mix ate one children’s vitamin. I will post the ingredients. Should I take him to the ER?

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Krista Magnifico
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Hello,
I’m sorry I didn’t see this earlier. I was at Pets With Santa,, your dog should be fine if it is just an OTC multi-vitamin. If there are any gi signs I am at the clinic all day tomorrow.

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It should be fine if it is only one. Just make sure he does not eat anymore.

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Julie Sanchez | 2 years ago
Hi Krista, I Have Been Doing Tons Of Research And Found Your YouTube Videos On…

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

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Hello, I am sorry to hear about your pup. Have they done X-rays? Bloodwork? Ruled out anything? I ask simply to try to help provide a better direction for any possible treatment options and because of the time frame (one month history).. and to try to rule out the possibility of cancer. I also think that a muscle relaxer helps. I have a whole list of medications on my blog about hank to reference. I also think that having a support group to utilize like dodgers list (Facebook) or asking your vet to help with connecting you to one of… Read more »

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Hello Julie, just to add to Krista’s response. I’ve been through this with my Cocker Spaniel, though he had surgery. If I can help in anyway just message me. If you are concerned about Timone walking alone provide support with a wide scarf under his back legs. Dogs do get through this so don’t give up! Good luck.

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sandra smith | 2 years ago
My Little 8.5lb Dachshund Just Ate A Pebble (we Think) I Am Now Very Worried…

My little 8.5lb dachshund just ate a pebble (we think) I am now very worried. What should we watch for?

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Hi Sandra sorry to hear this. You need to take your little Dachshund to the Vet urgently. If he/she has indeed ingested a pebble it could easily cause a blockage…especially in a dog this small. Vet will most likely Xray to see if any foreign bodies are present. I do hope your dog is ok and good luck.

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Wendi Hinson | 2 years ago
Hi Doc I Have An 8 Year Old Chihuahua I Rescued About 5 Months Ago. …

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I have an 8 year old Chihuahua I rescued about 5 months ago. His owner was my daughter who was moving from place to place and the poor dog was not cared for or cared about. I took him in and have had him ever since. Bentley (BB0 had diarrhea & vomiting on Saturday night, so on Sunday morning I woke up to drippy diarrhea in a larger portion of my small duplex. He generally sleeps with myself and my Dachshund (9 yrs old, buddy) every night. I realized he got out of bed Saturday night, which he sometimes does to sleep in the living room or get some water. He did not come back and I was sleeping and did not really think anything about it. Then the Sunday diarrhea was a mess to wake up to. I read online about no food and limited water so I did that all day, no food, rest and love. He seemed to feel pretty good, he rested most of the day and we went for our walk at 7 pm as usual that evening. BB did not have to POOP. On Monday when I came home from work he had made no BOO BOO’s anywhere and I thought it would be OK to give him a small amount of boiled chicken. Which I did. When we went for our 7 pm walk he DID poop, but it was still loose but not as loose as the diarrhea on the carpet the day before. I told him “good boy” and we went inside. This morning (Tuesday) I woke up to a “few” spots of diarrhea in another area of the living room, (Not too bad) and one spot of what was either small amount of vomit or urine. IDK. I cleaned the carpet and have gone to work. Do you think I should not feed him today and wait until tomorrow before giving him any chicken again? He has been drinking good. As a rule he does Pe Pe on the carpet occasionally as Chihuahua’s often do. I am use to that and have pads around and cleaner. Please give me you advise as I am single with limited income and if I can help him without going to vet it would be very helpful.

Thank you for your time. BTW I do feed them both a “older dog” food (very expensive) for joint function as my Dachshund is 9 and he needs it for his spinal health. I have been feeding this to both of them since BB came to live with us and we never had any problems with the food before.

Wendi

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Hi Wendi, if you changed food straight over from what Bentley was fed at your daughters it would account for the loose stools. You should change very slowly over a week or so. Perhaps keep Bentley on boiled chicken and brown rice for a few days and see how he is…little and often. If he is passing normal stools then very slowly add the food he is going to eat to the chicken and rice, gradually increasing it. However if he is still loose after a couple of days on chicken and rice then I’m afraid its time for the… Read more »

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Cathy Clancy | 2 years ago
My Dachshund Lost The Use Of His Back Legs Over A Period Of Two Days…

My dachshund lost the use of his Back legs over a period of two days. He can go potty on his own but is relegated to his crate with me changing the pads as needed. It’s day 6 and still no improvement he does wag his tail when I come get him in the morning. He’s eating well drinking and going potty. Anyone else have this happen. How was your outcome. So worried. He’s in steroid for swelling in the spine and gabapentin tmfir pain management. Help

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what are you feeding your fur baby?

Krista Magnifico
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Hello,
Have you followed up with your vet? It is very important to keep in close contact with them especially in the first few days. Call them and ask for guidance.

Julie Brader
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IVDD has a long, long recovery period…months. it’s very early days for your Daxie. He still has control of his bladder and bowels and that’s a positive sign. Have you asked to be referred to a Specialist to find out if surgery would be an option? The only way to find out exactly what’s going on with his spine is an MRI Scan. If you are worried then please do discuss this with your Vet and find out what is the best way forward. Good luck.

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My dachshund is in the exact same situation, and her problem started 7 days ago. She is on the same meds. She is on crate rest, but we do take her out to potty with the assistance of a dog lift support sling. It really helps. You can see what they look like on Amazon. So far there hasn’t been any improvement. We were told to bring her back in about two weeks to be evaluated, that it would take 4-6 weeks for recovery (if she recovers) and if she get any worse, to call them immediately.