for problems with the website
the message board for help with a dog with
back problems. http://dodgerslist.boards.net/
all alone, have a question about your dog?
Don't reinvent the wheel about home care...
Too shy to ask a question, then just lurk and
read. We are a friendly group whose
purpose is to make life easier for your pup
How to post to the message
board about your dog's back problem:
us these things about your dog
What is your dog's name?
breed is your dog and did you specifically
get a diagnosis of IVDD?
was the date you saw the vet and 100%
STRICT crate rest 24/7?
there still currently pain - shivering,
trembling, yelping when picked up or
moved, reluctant/slow to move head or
body, tight hard tummy?
are the exact names of meds currently
given, their doses in mgs and frequencies?
can your dog wobbly walk? move the legs at
all? or wag the tail when you do
some happy talk?
you find wet bedding or leaks on you when
and drinking OK?
OK - normal color no dark or bright red
you doing 100% STRICT crate rest 24/7 only
out to potty?
on your fridge:
getting an over all sense of meds, care and
how conservative treatment works until
or if a surgery would be a consideration. Your
dog will be depending on your skills to
Dodger's List is not just for dachshunds, all
breeds experiencing back and neck problems are
first thing you should
know is there is hope,
whether surgery is an
option or not. It is also
important to know that in
the unlikely case that
your dog becomes
paralyzed, she or he can
still live a happy,
comfortable life through
the use of a cart.
a board certified surgeon:
or ACVS Ortho