slipped, hernianated, bulging disc or pinched
to expect at during
healing of the disc
DISCS take about 8 weeks to heal and form
secure scar tissue during
conservative treatment. There are no medications that
help this along—only time and limited movement of the
back and neck with STRICT crate rest. When a dog walks
and moves, the vertebrae move, tearing down the
important scar tissue that is forming to stabilize the
disc rupture. Anytime out of the crate is a dangerous
time for a healing disc. Only potty time and vet
appointments are a necessity to be out of the crate. Be
diligent about crate rest,
cheating on crate rest promotes damage to the disc: no chiropractic
therapy, no couches, no sleeping with you, no
baths, or water therapy during the 8 weeks of
conservative treatment's crate rest.
Keep the recovery suite in the middle of family activity so
there isn't a feeling of isolation. Most dogs prefer a wired
crate or an ex-pen for better visibility.
is kept with family including gardening time!
This information is presented for educational purposes and
as a resource for the Dachshund community. The
coordinators are not veterinarians or health care
professionals. Nothing herein should be interpreted as
medical advice and all should contact their pet care
professionals for advice. The coordinators are not
responsible for the substance and content contained herein
and do not advocate any particular product, item or
position contained herein.
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